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  • Roundtable Session - New 2018 NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    9:30 - 10:30 AM
    Plant Science Building, Room 404
    RSVP requested

    With a new year comes changes to the NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) which becomes effective January 29, 2018. Join us to learn what changes NSF has made to the guide and how it will affect you. Learn more

  • Workspace

    Effective January 1, 2018 all applicants will need to use Workspace to submit proposals to many of our federal sponsors. Applicants will no longer be able to download an entire application package as a single PDF package for offline data entry and proposal submission. Instead researchers, research administrators, and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will need to use the online Workspace environment to access, complete, and submit proposals. To ensure a smooth transition into this new proposal submission environment, we encourage the Cornell research community to review available Workspace resources in advance of this change. Learn more

  • SF 424 Forms Version E

    Effective January 25, 2018 all proposals submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) must use federal Standard From (SF) 424 Application Package Form Version E (FORMS-E). As of this date, these four PHS agencies will no longer accept proposals submitted in the previous Standard Form (SF) iteration, FORMS-D. The most significant change to the Standard Forms package is in response to the updated definition of clinical trial to include behavioral studies and the new single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) policy. Learn more

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at NIST

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) programs at its Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO locations. These programs provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists and gain exposure to cutting-edge research. Each Summer, SURF provides opportunities for more than 100 students to spend time (9 to 11 weeks) at one of the six NIST Laboratories at the Gaithersburg location or five NIST program fields at the Boulder location. Learn more

  • Research Administration Certification Program

    The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Division of Financial Affairs are pleased to announce the upcoming Research Administration Certification Program (RACP). This program is recommended for staff whose work supports sponsored projects, particularly those new to the field or new to Cornell.

    Module 1: Tue, Jan 23, 2018
    Module 2: Mon, Jan 29, 2018
    Module 3: Wed, Jan 31, 2018
    Module 4: Mon, Feb 5, 2018
    Module 5: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: East Hill Office Building, Training Room 140, 395 Pine Tree Road
    Deadline for application: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 PM

    Attendance is required at all sessions. There is no registration fee for the program. If you are interested in attending please complete this application. We will contact applicants by December 22, 2017 to notify them of acceptance.

  • New Form 10 and Non-Financial Agreement (NFA) Routing Forms

    Fewer forms and more options for signing

    The Office of Sponsored Programs has released a new, shorter version of the Form 10 (Proposal Routing and Approval Form) and a new NFA Form (Non-Financial Agreement Routing and Approval Form). Both forms ask only for the minimum information needed to handle proposals and non-financial agreements... read more

  • NIH Fiscal Policy For Grant Awards - FY 2016
    NIH recently provided guidance for their Fiscal Operations for FY 2016 implementing the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), which was signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015. With the passage of the Act, NIH has $32.31 billion in budget authority which is an increase of $2 billion over FY 2015... read more

  • Change to NIH Salary Cap - Effective January 10, 2016

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) salary cap for the year beginning January 10, 2016 has been established at $185,100.

    This applies to all awards directly from the NIH and from pass-through entities (subcontracts). The announcement may be found at NIH Notice. This translates to a rate cap of $138,825 for individuals on a nine-month salary. All campus instances where individuals are affected by the cap must result in an appropriate amount of institutional co-funding via a cost sharing subaccount.

    For further information please see the presentation at NIH Salary Cap or contact Cost and Capital Assets ( and/or OSP ( for assistance.

  • From the Graduate School: How to Document Your Training Efforts for Grant Proposals

  • Uniform Guidance

    Effective December 26, 2014, new federal awards are subject to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200). Existing awards may also be subject to the new requirements as new increments are released. The Uniform Guidance combines and consolidates 8 existing Circulars, including A-21, A-110 and A-133.

    Cornell University has set up a University-wide Uniform Guidance Task Force to keep the Cornell research community informed about changes that will affect the work of PIs, researchers, administrators and others involved in sponsored projects. In addition, a webpage has been established to provide information and updates on the Uniform Guidance implementation and will be regularly updated as new material becomes available. For more information go to: Uniform Guidance.
  • Form 10 and related forms have been updated on the Form 10 page. New COI forms have been added to the main Forms page. New guidance documents have been added to the Policies and Procedures page, under "Ethics and Conflicts."

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