Sponsor Updates

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Sponsor Proposal Deadline Updates

June 22, 2020

NSF Statement on Proposal Deadlines

June 16, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) issued the following statement on NSF Proposal Deadlines, including a link to a list of proposal deadline extensions:

"The National Science Foundation is mindful of the challenges many in our country face today. We also are acutely aware that while the research community is...

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NASA Update: Animal Oversight Changes for Institutions with NASA Funding

April 30, 2020

Message from NIH Staff

On April 16, 2020, NIH and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a new agreement to ensure consistent and effective oversight of the welfare of animals used in NASA-funded activities. The agreement provides a framework to enhance communication and harmonize the agencies’ efforts while reducing regulatory burden to supported institutions...

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Buy-to-Pay Addendum to Procurement Policy

April 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues,
Although your department may not be using Buy-to-Pay at this time, please see the attached addendum to the Procurement Policy to be aware of temporary changes to procedure.
While grants and cooperative agreements require a debarment form at purchases of $25K or more, contracts have a threshold of $35K. The $35K threshold cannot be coded into Buy-to-Pay during rollout, so purchasers will need to manually check the funding instrument type to ensure the proper backup is included with the purchase. Remember:...

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