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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.


Year End Close Schedule

Year End Calendar for OGA Periods is now available.

Revision: Notice of Extension of Effective Date for Final NIH Policy on the Use of Single Institution Review Board for Multi-Site Research

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-076 This revised  Notice replaces NOT-OD-17-027 to inform the research community that NIH is extending the effective date of  the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site  Research to January 25, 2018.

OSP Roundtable

OSP Roundtable:  5/23/17, You can find the slides at this link.

RAPPORT Grants Working Group for Department Administrators

Join us for a working session (lunch provided) to give your feedback on RAPPORT grants and next phase.  Carson L01, June 20th 12 pm - 2 pm.

New F&A Agreement (Fringe Rates for FY18)

Download the new agreement here.

The Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, the Feldberg Library, and Dartmouth GrantGPS are pleased to sponsor the Bioengineering Grant Writer's Retreat.

The retreat will be held September 6 (8:00am- 5:15pm) and September 7 (9:00am- 5:00pm) at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC.  Register and read more.

Science Magazine:  NIH scales back plan to curb support for big labs after hearing concerns

Faced with a barrage of criticism, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has scaled back a plan to cap its support for individual labs in order to free up funds for more scientists. The changes did not appease scientists who gave NIH a tongue-lashing this morning at a meeting of NIH's Council of Councils. Read More

NSF FastLane Outage

Due to the move of NSF's Data Center,, FastLane and will be unavailable from Friday, June 30 at 8:00 PM until Tuesday, July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT. This move has been scheduled around a holiday weekend to minimize downtime and reduce the impact on the research community and NSF staff. During this outage period, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in However, previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and, including in-process proposals and reports, will be accessible after the Data Center moves

New NSF Proposal and Award Newsletter

The Policy Office in the Division of Institution and Award Support at the National Science Foundation has released the second quarterly NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter. This issue contains information and guidance on how NSF views participant support costs.

NIH ERA Update

eRA Enhancements: Prior Approval to Include Carryover Option Effective June 8. 

NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

NIH award recipients have a responsibility to submit  complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports as required by the  NIH Grants Policy Statement, a term and condition of all NIH grant awards.  Read more. Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-074

NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH: Updated Policies on Post-Submission Materials

The National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have updated their policies for post-submission materials for applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017. Post-submission materials are those submitted after submission of the grant application but prior to initial peer review. They are not intended to correct oversights or errors discovered after submission of the application, but rather allow applicants the opportunity to respond to unforeseen events. New: For grant applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017, citations of issued patents will be accepted as post-submission materials. For additional information on allowable and non-allowable post-submission materials see Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials NOT-OD-17-066.

Certificates of Confidentiality for NIH Grants

From NIH Extramural Nexus Open Mike newsletter:  Earlier this year I wrote a post about the 21st Century Cures Act and its changes that directly affect the NIH. One part of this new legislation contains provisions to improve clinical research and privacy through certificates of confidentiality. Currently, certificates of confidentiality (or "CoCs") are provided upon request to researchers collecting sensitive information about research participants. Soon, CoCs will be automatically provided for NIH-supported research, as set forth in the 21st Century Cures Act.

Research Terms and Conditions Implementation

As announced on March 14th in the Federal Register, the revised Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) have been made available to research agencies for use with research and research-related awards. The RTCs address and implement the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200).  NSF, NIH and the Department of Energy released research terms and conditions in April including a prior approval matrix and agency specific terms.   The research terms and conditions for all agencies can be accessed on the NSF website at    Other federal agencies will be releasing similar guidance in the coming months.

National Science Foundation Headquarters Moving to Alexandria, Virginia

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its headquarters to Alexandria, Virginia. NSF will have a new mailing address effective Monday, October 2, 2017, as follows:

National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

Email addresses and phone numbers for NSF employees and NSF offices will not change.   The move may impact availability of agency personnel.  Please refer to the NSF website at

New NSF Fastlane Requirement for Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information

NSF is initiating a new pilot on submission of Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) information. Effective April 24th 2017, NSF will require the use of the spreadsheet linked below as a template for identifying COA information. The content requirements specified in the spreadsheet are consistent with Chapter II.C.1.e of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. The spreadsheet has been developed to be fillable, however, the content and format requirements must not be altered by the user. Please visit the NSF website for more information.

Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records in xTrain to Reflect Stipend Level Increases for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

NOT-OD-17-057 The purpose of this Notice is to provide additional guidance  regarding the process recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training  grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) will need to follow in order to properly reflect  adjustments to appointment records for trainees when the training grant  received supplemental funding in response to NOT-OD-17-002.   This notice also alerts training grant awardees meeting the  criteria established in NOT-OD-17-002 that they must submit applications by  June 30th, 2017, in order to receive supplemental funding from NIH to  accommodate stipend level increase.

NIH: Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products

The NIH encourages investigators to use interim research  products, such as preprints, to speed the dissemination and enhance the rigor  of their work. This notice clarifies reporting instructions to allow  investigators to cite their interim research products and claim them as  products of NIH funding.  See Notice

What is F&A Really?

Due to recent concerns raised over Facilities and Administrative Costs, the Council on Government Relations (COGR) has prepared three documents to help explain and clarify what F&A costs are and how the system works.  It is critical that we are all aware of these issues and have the facts.

PI Transfer Checklist and Guidance 

Updated Subaward Issuance and Oversight Procedures

Conflict of Interest "Refresher" Course

Per NIH regulations, researchers are required to take COI training every four years.  The Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course is 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.

Export Control Resources  

A decision tree tool can be found along with other information.   Please see the Export Control resource page.

PIVOT:  A Funding Resource

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.

 New SPUD Templates


Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

Access information here.




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