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Office of Sponsored Projects

Hinman Box 6210
11 Rope Ferry Road #6210
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3007
Fax: 603-646-3670

Welcome to OSP

The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as a central resource to support the research enterprise at Dartmouth by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.



NSF Revised Proposal and Award Policy Guide October 2016

NSF has announced a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1).   The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. In addition to the significant change mentioned above, other revisions include:

  • Addition of new sections on Special Processing Instructions and Types of Proposals, including two new types, RAISE and GOALI;
  • Additional instructions for proposers on completion of the Collaborators and Other Affiliations information;
  • Supplemental guidance on submission of proposals by organizations impacted by a natural or anthropogenic disaster;
  • Implementation of 45 CFR 690.118 for applications and proposals lacking definite plans for involvement of human subjects;
  • Update on the type of information that NSF may request from proposers with regard to Federal environmental statutes;
  • Supplemental information regarding treatment of NSF awards with canceled appropriations; and
  • Numerous other changes and clarifications throughout the document.

Webinars to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on November 7th and January 19th at 1 PM EST. Registration is required on the outreach events website.

Conflict of Interest "Refresher" Course

It's that time again.   The new PHS regulations went into effect four years ago.   Per the regulations, researchers are required to take COI training every four years.  The Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course is now available on the CITI curriculum. If you do not have one already, you will need to create a CITI Program account. Once you have registered, please log in to your CITI Program account (, and click on "Dartmouth College Courses" and "Add a Course or Update your Learner Groups". On the "Select Curriculum" screen, scroll down to "Question 4", which will allow you to add the Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course to your "courses" dashboard. You may then return to the "Main Menu" page to start the course.

Note: only add the Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course to your dashboard, please do not choose any of the other courses or modules offered on the "Select Curriculum" screen. Instead, answer "Yes, the Refresher Course" to "Question 4" and then hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen.

New Patent and Acceptance of Equity Policies

The Technology Transfer Office has released new policies on patents and acceptance of equity. These new policies, along with related documents (coming soon) can be found on the new Agreements Policies page.


Updates on Addressing Rigor in Your NIH Applications

From NIH Office of Extramural Research:  To briefly recap, in October, NIH announced updates to the application instructions and review criteria for most research grants and individual mentored career development awards. These updates instruct applicants to address four key areas NIH deems important for enhancing rigor and transparency in research: 1) the scientific premise forming the basis of the proposed research; 2) rigorous experimental design for valid, robust, and unbiased results; 3) consideration of relevant biological variables; and 4) authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources.   Read full article.

NIH Website on Rigor:  News, goals, guidance and timeline for implementing new requirements.  Access website.  Frequently asked questions can be found here

View on-line:  NIH Training Module on Rigor and Transparency

Authentication section: The authentication plan should be included as an additional attachment (not as part of the research strategy), and it should state, in one page or less, how you will authenticate key resources, including the frequency, as needed for your proposed research. The resources that require authentication will vary depending on the reagent/resource and the experimental context in which it will be used. You do not need to provide authentication data itself in this one page attachment; reviewers will be asked to assess the adequacy of the plans you propose for authenticating key resources  Read more

NIH Updates Stipend Levels

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2016  NOT-OD-16-047

Export Control Resources Updated

A decision tree tool has been added along with other information.   Please see the Export Control resource page.

PIVOT:  A Funding Resource

Have you tried using PIVOT, Dartmouth's funding opportunity search engine?  PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) is a searchable database of federal and private funding opportunities in all fields.  The Office of Sponsored Projects maintains a subscription for PIVOT for all Dartmouth faculty, staff and students. Click here to log in.  Watch a Youtube video to learn more about searches.


Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

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Last Updated: 10/25/16