On April 24, 2017, the (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals. See the NSF for important information on a new pilot:
NIH continues to operate under a continuing resolution, meaning that we will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level), as we have in past years. See our March 17 Guide notice for details.
A “person month” is the metric for expressing the effort (amount of time) principal investigators (PIs), faculty and other senior personnel devote to a specific project. The effort is based on the type of appointment of the individual with the organization; e.g., calendar year (CY), academic year (AY), and/or summer term (SM); and the organization’s definition of such. For instance, some institutions define the academic year as a 9-month appointment while others define it as a 10-month appointment.
To withdraw an application after it has been validated by eRA Commons and moved on to the Center for Scientific Review, there are two ways you can request the withdrawal.
A new eRA Commons feature allows the withdrawal electronically through the Prior Approval tab in eRA Commons. This action can be initiated by a principal investigator (PI) or Signing Official (SO), but can only be submitted by the SO. The request can be internally routed in Commons between the SO and PI for review before submission. (Read the… Read more about How Do I Withdraw My Application?
New enhancements have been added to the detailed Status Information screen in the March 30 software release. The detailed Status Information screen, accessible by Signing Officials (SOs) and Principal Investigators (PIs), is the information screen for every successfully submitted grant application and every grant award. In the Other Relevant Documents section, you have quick access to important forms, documents, and reports. Administrative Supplements and Relinquishing Statements that have been submitted can also be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link. These links open screens… Read more about eRA Enhancements: New Features for eRA Commons Status
In exciting news, starting on April 1st, the process to request an exception to the University Area 5 Day Submission Policy will be changed. Instead of email, all requests will be submitted through a simple online form. No further action is required after submitting the form.