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Recent Additions to the Website
- New Checklist for ONR Proposal Preparation - ONR FY2017 Open BAA: N00014-17-S-B001, Amd 1
- New Checklist for Standard NSF Proposal Preparation subject to PAPPG 17-1
Research Administration Fundamental Training
Presented by OSP and VPF
Fundamentals: Sponsored Project Closeout — Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am
For those who are, or will be, involved in sponsored projects administration. Those who attend this course can expect to learn common issues in Sponsored Project Closeout, from project end to final reports.
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In the News
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.
August 2, 2016
OSP recently received a clarification from the NSF regarding the deadlines for submitting annual and final technical reports:
June 27, 2016
NSF continues to focus on the automated compliance checks of proposals in order to decrease the burden on both the research community and NSF staff. Effective July 25, 2016, all proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure proposals comply with requirements outlined in Chapter II.C.2. of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).