News & Updates
NIH Salary Cap
Congress restricts restricts the amount of direct salary paid to an individual under an HHS grant, cooperative agreement, or applicable contract to a rate no greater than Executive Level II of the 2022 Executive Schedule Pay Table.
Effective January 2, 2022, the Executive Level II salary cap level is $203,700. NIH announced this level and provided example salary calculations in a February 10, 2022 Guide notice.
Your institution may pay you beyond the cap with non-grant funds. Note that for a nonmodular, noncompeting award, you may not get paid beyond the salary cap by rebudgeting from other categories.
For historic levels, see NIH’s Salary Cap Summary (FY 1990-Present).
FY23 Proposed Fringe Rates
January 6, 2022 Please note that the OSP website has been updated with new proposed fringe rates for FY23 and beyond. Please use these new rates on competing applications. The rates are negotiated annually with the Department of Health and Human Services. We anticipate a finalized rate agreement in the coming months. We understand from the Budget Office that they expect that the rates will hold for several years.
Important RAPPORT Grants Notice SUBAWARD BUDGET UPLOADING – IMPORTANT CHANGE – USE RR SUB BUDGET V1.4
As of now, please use the older RR SUB Budget m V1.4 for uploading in Subaward Budgets in the RAPPORT budget module. This supersedes our previous instructions to download the RR SUB Budget form directly from the SF424 to send to subrecipients for completion.Due to the version of Grants Product we are using, it cannot accommodate the new FORMS G RR SUB Budget forms. Therefore, this older version must be used for all SF424 applications requiring the import of the RR SUB Detailed Budget in RAPPORT.
PLEASE NOTE: the UEI is not captured for our subrecipients in the older subaward budget form V1.4, therefore, the UEI for your subrecipients will need to be manually entered in the SF424 application for each subrecipient just before the final validation for S2S submission.
Please ensure that subrecipients understand that this older form, RR SUB Budget V1.4, without the UEI, needs to be used in our system. Subrecipients can add their UEI in the DUNS field so that you will have it to copy and paste into the SF424 before submission.
Federal Agency Updates
NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support, January 2022. This table provides helpful reference information regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections. The table identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals as well as in project reports.
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
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
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July 2019 - NIH & NSF Statements on Foreign Influence
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."
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 email@example.com
NSF Notice (July 11, 2019): Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection
Questions for NSF can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jill Mortali.