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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 dedicated to its work...

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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...

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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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GMAS Update: New Cost Sharing Approval & Resources

April 27, 2020

GMAS had a release this past weekend. The release included a redesign of the cost sharing form and cost sharing approval, a new cost sharing request, new electronic signature for Initials and Renewals, and more. For full release notes and resources, please visit GMAS Release 1_53. To read the revised policy and detailed information, please visit ...

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