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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.


Important Update on the Dartmouth Research Ramp-up from the Vice Provost for Research, April 28, 2021

Additional flexibility for laboratory research starting May 10, 2021.  Please read the entire announcement here


Federal Agency Updates


Frequently Asked Questions on Current and Pending Support PAPPG (NSF 20-1) February 24, 2021

Balancing the Scale: NSF's Career-Life Balance Initiative, Notices including supplemental funds opportunities for graduate students, early career, postdocs and more  

Research.gov Implementation Update:  It's really happening, start now.  It will be in full use by 2022.


Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021
Notice Number: NOT-OD-21-073

Updated format pages and instructions for Other Support 

Updated format pages and instructions for the Biosketch can be found here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Biosketches

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Other Support and Foreign Components

Announcement of Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows Notice Number: NOT-OD-21-074

NIH & NSF Statements on Foreign Influence

Please be aware that NIH and NSF have released statements concerning foreign influence. The NIH notice is a reminder "about the need to report foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest to prevent scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap." The NSF announcement both reminds readers of existing policies and outlines new steps for research protection, including:

  • "proposing use of an electronic format for submission of biographical sketches,"
  • "issuing a policy making it clear that NSF personnel and IPAs detailed to NSF cannot participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs,"
  • and commissioning an independent scientific advisory group to conduct a study to "assess risks and recommend possible practices for NSF and its awardee organizations to achieve the best balance between openness and security of science."

Read the full communications from NIH and NSF below.

Protecting U.S. Biomedical Intellectual Innovation.   NIH statements on foreign influence and Requirements for Disclosure of Other Support, Foreign Relationships and Activities, as well as Conflicts of Interest

NIH Notice (July 10, 2019): Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
Questions for NIH can be sent to grantscompliance@od.nih.gov

NSF Notice (July 11, 2019): Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection
Questions for NSF can be sent to research-protection@nsf.gov

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jill Mortali. We anticipate future clarifications on these matters from the government and other groups that advocate on behalf of Universities on such matters. OSP will keep you updated as we learn new details. Thank you.

Advance Account Request Form (Updated April 24, 2019)

Advance Account Request Form (PDF)

Salary Billing Agreement

New:  The Salary Billing Agreement instructions and form are now available for limited transactions between Dartmouth Hitchcock and Dartmouth College. Please read the instructions included in the document carefully to determine if you need a subaward or SBA.

Salary Billing Agreement (PDF)

Looking for Funding Opportunities?

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OSP Process for Leaves or Absences on Sponsored Awards

Recent announcements from sponsors have highlighted the need for transparency around a change in a principal investigator's or other named senior key personnel's status in relation to his or her role on a sponsored award, where that change will impact his/her ability to carry out the approved research at the location of, and on behalf of, the recipient institution.  Click here for new OSP guidance.

OSP Updates Guidance for Subawards

OSP has issued new guidance to assist in making a determination of a subaward versus purchased service.   The guidance is part of the Sponsored Research Manual in the preaward section. 

Limited Funding Opportunities

OSP invites you to review the updated listing of limited funding opportunities!  For a listing of almost 40 opportunities offered by NIH, CDC, DHHS, HRSA, and many foundations, click here.

Research Administrator Training

Interested in watching an OSP-hosted webinar on your own time?  Check out a variety of webinar information on the Canvas training site.  Modules buckets include Preparation of Grant Applications, Research Administrator's Toolkit, Compliance, Industry Sponsored (Grants and Research), Post-Award, and Financial Management.  These are accessible via your Dartmouth College login.  Access the training info here.

Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

Access information here.



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