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

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • NSF will require ORCID iDs for all Senior Key Personnel on proposals beginning on October 23, 2023. 

    • NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF/NIH-approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch. Adoption of a single, common researcher profile system for federal grants reduces the administrative burden for researchers.   

      SciENcv will produce an NSF- or NIH-compliant PDF version of the biographical sketch. Proposers must save this document and submit it as part of their proposal via for NSF and eRA Commons/ASSIST for NIH. 

      Here is helpful guidance on how to access and use SciENcv.

  • NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) 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)

  • 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.  

  • NIH/FDP Pilot Project: The UO has a unique opportunity to be part of a pilot project with the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), in collaboration with NIH Institutes, Centers & Offices (ICO). The goal is to reduce the administrative burden for faculty who are completing a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) plan by minimizing or eliminating variations on the information required by each NIH ICO. This will allow for a consistent format across NIH ICs and programs. This pilot runs from March 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024. 

    • FDP and NIH have developed two templates (see below) for faculty members to test out when submitting a DMS plan to NIH. Feedback from UO and other institutions will help NIH fine tune their information gathering and review of DMS plans and make the experience better for end users. The DMPS templates and additional guidance are provided on the UO's new NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans (2023) website. Please consider participating when you prepare your next NIH proposal submission.

    • If you have questions or feedback around this policy, please email for assistance.

  • 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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