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06/10/2021 The guidance for the determination of on/off campus faciliaties and administrative costs has ben updated: http://orsp.rutgers.edu/facilities-and-administrative-costs

04/28/2021 NIH has delayed the Implementation of Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page (NOT-OD-21-110). NIH will require the use of the updated format pages for the previously mentioned submissions for anything on and after January 25, 2022.

03/23/2021 New NIH Biosketch and Other Support forms for all proposal applications, RPPR, and JIT due on/after May 25, 2021. NIH has implemented new biosketch and other support documentation with different requested information for each. The new biosketch and other support format page will be required for all proposal applications, RPPR, and JIT due on/after May 25, 2021. More information is available at:

03/15/2021 Implementation of FY21 Fringe benefit Rates. This revisied memo provides updated advice on managing increases to fringe benefits for sponsored programs based on feedback from Rutgers researchers and our experience.  According to Circular 21-07-OMB the State of New Jersey proposed fringe benefits rates for FY2021 are expected to increase significantly in comparison to recent years. A breakdown of the prelimanry rates is also available. Updated versions of the budget templates using the projected fringe rates are available at http://orsp.rutgers.edu/budget-template.

01/29/2021 The NIH has released NOT-OD-21-057 Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2021. The Executive Level II salary level is $199,300 and is effective January 3rd

01/27/2021 The NIH has released NOT-OD-21-029 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2021

01/12/2021: The AHRQ has released NOT-HS-21-007 Salary Limitation on AHRQ FY2021 Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts. The Executive Level II salary level is $199,300 and is effective January 3rd.

12/14/2020: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated awarding agencies adopt recent revisions to 2 CFR 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). Agency implementation statements provide specific details on how participating agencies are implementing the revised Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs). In accordance with this requirement, the updated RTCs, which implement the changes to 2 CFR 200, will be fully effective beginning November 12, 2020. More information may be found at the following link: https://www.nsf.gov/awards/managing/rtc.jsp

09/25/2020: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government released a number of memoranda from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that allowed federal agencies to offer award recipients certain flexibilities to alleviate the impact of the pandemic on research operations. For additional information, please see the attached document

09/23/2020: "Mandatory NSF approved forms for Biographical Sketches and Current & Pending Support” must be used for all NSF proposals submitted on or after 10/05/2020.  For additional information please see attached presentation

09/17/2020: New Resource for International Collaborations.

Please visit the International Collaboration in Research and Other Activities portal that provides a range of tools and information to help our faculty and staff navigate the challenges of working internationally.

09/16/2020: Maintaining Integrity and Confidentiality in Peer Review Process

All applicants for funding must maintain the integrity of the peer review process. This includes not contacting reviewers to request or provide information or to otherwise influence the outcome of the review, not sending unsolicited information directly to a reviewer, and not accessing information related to the review of an application. Such actions go against our guiding principles of research integrity and can result in such consequences as loss of funding and suspension or debarment from the sponsor. 

07/07/2020: The NSF has revised the following sets of Award Terms and Conditions

  • NSF Agency Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions (ASR);
  • Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC);
  • Cooperative Agreement Modifications and Supplemental Financial and Administrative Terms and Conditions for Major Multi-User Research Facility Projects and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers;
  • Grant General Conditions (GC-1);
  • Special Terms and Conditions (FL 26) for Administration of NSF Conference or Travel Grants;
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Grant General Conditions (SBIR/STTR-I); and
  • SBIR/STTR Phase II Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (SBIR/STTR-II CA-FATC).

All of the terms and conditions have been updated to include a new article which establishes a post-award disclosure requirement for undisclosed current support and in-kind contribution information.  Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a summary of changes made to that document. The revised terms and conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards made on or after October 5, 2020, except for the SBIR/STTR-I and SBIR/STTR-II CA-FATC which will become effective July 6, 2020. 
Questions regarding NSF terms and conditions may be sent to the DIAS Policy Office at: policy@nsf.gov.

05/22/2020: On June 1, 2020, NSF will implement the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after this date. The revised PAPPG implements a variety of changes and clarifications, the highest profile of which requires use of an NSF-approved format for the preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending support.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing stress on proposers, the research community has not been able to adequately prepare and train their staff for the implementation of the new requirements. NSF has therefore made the decision to delay the requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of NSF proposals until October 1, 2020. Proposers must continue to format these documents in accordance with PAPPG requirements (see PAPPG sections II.C.2.f and II.C.2.h). NSF encourages the community to use these formats and continue to provide valuable feedback as we enhance them for future implementation.”

04/13/2020: This message is to remind you that eRA is planning to migrate its modules and data to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud from 8 a.m. ET on Friday, April 17 to 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 20. (See Guide Notice NOT-OD-20-096).

04/13/2020: The RAPSS maintenance initially planned for the weekend of 4/11-41/12 will has been rescheduled for the weekend of 4/18-4/19. The system will be brought down on Friday, April 17 beginning at 6:00 pm. The system will be made available on Sunday, April 19 at 6:00 am.

02/05/2020:  Pursuant to Notice number NOT-OD-20-065, issued today, effective January 5, 2020, the NIH Executive Level II Salary cap is $197,300.

01/22/2020:  ORED, in a combined effort with representatives from the Rutgers Research Community, has developed a Roles & Responsibilities Matrix.  This matrix has been designed to provide guidance on the assignment of responsibilities across campus functions, as they relate to the lifecycle of an award.  It does not include an exhaustive list of all campus business practices and it does not replace applicable departmental policies and procedures.  The normal business practices of the individual campus functions should be followed.  However, it can be used as a guide for identifying Owners (O) and Contributors (C) of award management responsibilities.  This is a “live” document that may be updated by ORED on a regular basis as our policies and procedures may be altered or created.  Please forward all questions related to this document to ru-orsp@ored.rutgers.edu

12/20/2019:  As of January 21, 2020, ALL FEDERALLY-FUNDED COLLABORATIVE proposals including human subject research will require the use of a Single IRB.  Please contact the Rutgers IRB Reliance Administrator at IRBRelianceAdmin@ored.rutgers.edu at least five (5) to six (6) weeks prior to the due date of the proposal to obtain additional information regarding the process of determining who will be IRB of record and how to properly include IRB fees in your budget.