This page is updated monthly to include critical updates associated with federal funding. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) has been issued. The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. Highlights to be aware of:

    • New Certification Requirement for Senior Personnel: Requiring senior personnel to certify that the information provided in their Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents are accurate, current, and complete. This certification will be included in both SciENcv and the NSF fillable format for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. Chapter II.D.1.e

    • Sections of the Proposal: Identifies a new check box on the NSF Cover Sheet for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research. Chapter II.D.2 As a reminder, off-campus projects are conducted in facilities not owned or operated by the University, which include charges for facility rental as a direct expenditure and for which more than 50% of the project salaries and wages are for effort conducted in the rental facility.

    • New NSF Requirements for Safe and Inclusive Field Work: Several solicitations from BIO and GEO will soon require the submission of a two-page Safe and Inclusive Work Environments Plan that will be considered as part of the Broader Impacts criteria during the review process. Chapter II.E.9

    • Other Types of Proposals: Includes the requirement to submit a Concept Outline for the following proposal types: Planning, Rapid Response Research (RAPID), Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) prior to the submission of a full proposal. Chapter II.F

  • NSF’s FastLane system was decommissioned on January 27, 2023, and replaced by the portal.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Publications Describing Animal Research: NIH encourages the use of the ARRIVE Essential 10 Checklist in all publications reporting on the results of vertebrate animal and cephalopod research.

  • NIH/FDP Pilot Project: UO is participating in a pilot project with the NIH and Federal Demonstration Partnership to test two Data Management and Sharing Plan templates. Please consider participating when you prepare your next NIH proposal submission.

  • The Council on Government Relations developed helpful resources for faculty and administrators in understanding and navigating the new NIH guidelines related to Data Sharing and Management. You can review their resources page and readiness guide.  

  • FORMS-H application packages are required as of January 25, 2023. FORMS-G application packages are no longer being used. Applications submitted using an incorrect forms package for their intended due date will be withdrawn and removed from funding consideration. 


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