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NSF Requires the Use of Common Forms for Bio Sketch and Current & Pending (Other) Support on May 20, 2024

NSF announced that the NSTC-approved Common Forms for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support which are compliant with the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 24-1), are now available in SciENcv.

SAM and Research Compliance Offices Are Moving!

We are thrilled to share exciting news with you! The Office of Sponsored Awards Management and the Office of Research Compliance is relocating to a new office space and will be closed for onsite visits from March 8th until our move in date, which is planned for the end of April.

NSF Safe and Inclusive Work Environments

National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that proposals with the intent to conduct research off-campus or off-site, have a plan in place for that proposal that describes the plan for a safe and inclusive work environment. To comply with this requirement, a template is available as a guide.

New Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Requirements

Effective July 31, 2023, NSF has implemented new requirements for training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research.

Policy on Non-Compliance Related to Sponsored Awards

The Vice President for Research has implemented a policy to help ensure USC researchers comply with internal and external policies covering sponsored awards.

NIH Data Management Plans

NIH is implementing a new Data Management and Sharing Policy effective for ALL applications to NIH due on or after January 25, 2023.

Utilization of Cayuse Submission System Ends Effective January 30, 2023

Effective January 30th, 2023 the university will no longer utilize the Cayuse proposal submission system.

FastLane System Decommissioning

Innovating and migrating proposal preparation and submission capabilities from FastLane to is part of the ongoing NSF information technology modernization efforts.

Two-Factor Authentication Requirements for eRA Commons, ASSIST, and Internet Assisted Review (IAR)

New Proposal Functionality, NSF Website Enhancements, and Updates to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

NSF New Post Award Disclosure Reporting Requirements

Now Available: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Information and Guidance from Federal Funding Agencies Related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Guidance to Faculty for Disclosing International Relationships and Activities to USC and Federal Agencies

The U.S. Government is increasingly concerned about inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research. A primary focus resulting from this concern is ensuring federally funded researchers at U.S. institutions disclose their relationships and activities with foreign institutions and/or funding agencies, which could jeopardize an individual's eligibility to receive future funding. UofSC encourages international collaborations while reiterating the importance of our faculty and investigators being transparent about their involvement with foreign entities. The following information is provided to guide the research community on how to meet the obligations associated with reporting outside activities to federal agencies. The recent message from the funding agencies is clear: investigators and their universities must disclose completely all foreign activities to their federal funding sponsors.

Guidance for USC Faculty Participation in SBIR and STTR Business Development Programs

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs provide great opportunities for faculty to engage in entrepreneurial activity. These awards have some unique requirements that are important for faculty to follow as they prepare to submit applications.

SAM Launches New Federal Grant Proposal Submission System, Cayuse 424

The Office of Sponsored Awards Management is implementing a new submission system for federal sponsored award proposals. The new system, Cayuse 424, will streamline the process of submitting most proposals to

Single Institutional Review Board Required for NIH-Funded Multi-Site Research

Some applications for non-exempt human subjects research with multiple sites submitted on or after January 25, 2018, must use a single Institutional Review Board.

NSF to Implement Account Management Changes

Effective Monday, March 26, the National Science Foundation will introduce a new, centralized and streamlined account registration process.

New Workspace Submission System to Launch January 1, 2018

As of January 1, 2018, Adobe forms application packages will be replaced with Workspace.

Changes to NIH Policies May Affect You

If your NIH application/proposal involves human subjects, it may be deemed a clinical trial. Beginning with due dates on or after January 25, 2018, clinical trials must be submitted to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) or request for proposal (RFP) that explicitly states that it will accept clinical trials.


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