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OSP Forum on the Federal Research Budget
OSP's June Forum will be a talk on the federal research budget - the current state, the budget approval process and other insights.
President Trump's budget proposes deep cuts to discretionary spending, including cuts to most federal research and development programs. David Goldston, the new Director of MIT’s Washington office will be on campus to discuss the federal budget, what we know and don’t know, and how the budget process works.
Time: June 21st, 9:30-11:00
Location: Singleton Auditorium - 46-3002
Research Administration Fundamental Training
KC: Proposal Development (Non-S2S) — Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Wednesday, July 19, 2017
** Register: http://web.mit.edu/training/course.html?course=ADM15030c
Kuali Coeus Lunchtime Learn for May 2017: Action Lists and Email Notifications
The May Lunchtime Learn topic was Action Lists Emails, and the fact that they are being retired. Actions Lists will soon be replaced by email notifications that will provide you with useful information. Details and Presentation
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In the News
May 15, 2017
The update below was sent to all MIT PIs who have current or pending NSF awards and proposals with OSP. However, eligible Assistant Professors who have never applied to the NSF before may also be interested in the CAREER program, and would not have received it.
May 9, 2017
Are you or others in your department or program travelling soon? With the upcoming busy summer travel season, we would like to bring to your attention several travel resources on the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) website that may be helpful.
April 20, 2017
Effective April 23rd, OSP will be activating Technical Report reminder emails for reports that are either due to a sponsor within 30 days or 30 days overdue. These reminders are based on the reporting requirements dictated by the award on which a PI is named.
NSF Announces New Pilot Requiring the Use of a Spreadsheet Template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations informationApril 11, 2017
Please see the message below from Jean Feldman, of the NSF Policy Office. As of April 24th (two weeks from today), all NSF proposals submitted through Fastlane will need to use an excel templa
April 11, 2017
Carol was nominated by her team to receive this award, given each year to teams and individuals for significant accomplishments in their departments, labs, or centers or in other DLCs with which they collaborate.
March 17, 2017
For anyone working on KC Proposals using Grants.gov System-to-System (S2S), the Grants.gov production server will be OFFLINE this weekend for scheduled maintenance.
January 19, 2017
There are two new resources on the OSP website regarding special instructions applicable to certain types of National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals: GOALI proposals and REU supplemental funding requests.
- December 19, 2016
November 10, 2016
NSF has released several changes to its science code descriptions, applicable to MIT’s FY16 expenditures (and going forward). Kuali Coeus (KC) maintains this code on proposals and awards as the “NSF Science Code” field, which is ultimately incorporated into NSF’s annual Higher Education Research & Development Survey.