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Is Your Budget Ready for Review?

Feeling like that budget has been on your desk forever and you just want it approved? Fortunately, budget review and approval is one area that can be streamlined to help you have more time for that next task. Ensuring that your budget is ready for review before sending it to OSP will improve the submission process. Click here to learn more!


MSU News

New resources for Conflict of Interest and other Disclosures (FAQ and Faculty Disclosure Matrix) (4/9/2020)

  • OSP has developed new resources to support conflict of interest and other disclosures. The resources include COI FAQs and a listing of disclosures, descriptions, resources and contacts that can be helpful as we reconcile Federal and State requirements and address increasing expectations from Federal agencies. Visit the site here.

Annual conflict of interest disclosure and online COI training (3/27/2020)

  • As you are stuck home during this pandemic, take some time to get ahead of administrative matters. All MSU faculty, and academic staff with research, teaching, service and outreach responsibilities must submit an annual disclosure of all significant financial interests related to their MSU responsibilities. Go to this site to fill out your annual conflict of interest disclosure and take the online COI training.

Award Routing Information (2/7/2020)

Call for Proposals: Faculty-Directed Education Abroad Program Innovation Fund (2/7/2020)

  • A Faculty-Directed Education Abroad Program Innovation Fund has been established that will be used to support (1) the development of unique new faculty-directed Education Abroad programs and (2) the significant revision or redevelopment of existing faculty-directed programs. Click for more information.


Sponsor News


2-Factor Authentication for eRA Modules (4/8/2020)

    • eRA is moving to two-factor authentication via, meaning that log-in will require something you know (password) and something you have (a phone or other device). This new log-in method will be available Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for users of eRA Commons, Commons Mobile, IAR and ASSIST. Click here for more information.

New NIH Guidance (3/4/2020)

    • NIH has a new guidance coming soon for "SF424 (R&R) - Version F." Submissions after May 24, 2020, will need to follow the new guidelines. Click here to read more.

FY 2020 Fiscal Policies for Grant Awards: Funding Levels, Salary Limits, and Stipend Levels (2/5/2020)

    • NIH issued guidance for NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2020 including the following policies: FY 2020 Funding Levels, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA), Next Generation Researchers Initiative Policy, and Salary Limit is $197,300. Read full policy details here.



Other Authorized User (OAU) role for NSF Fastlane (2/7/2020)

    • Reminder for National Science Foundation (NSF) Fastlane applications: the Pre-award Research Administrators in the Division of Engineering Research Administration (DER) are setup in the Fastlane Proposal System with the Other Authorized User (OAU) role to assist you with your application.

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), June 2020 (1/24/2020)

    • The National Science Foundation released a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), version 20-1. The updated PAPPG will be in effect for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. Read the full guide here.

Two Important announcements regarding NSF Biosketches (1/1/2020)

    • There has been some confusion regarding the information to be included in the up to Five (5) synergistic activities required on NSF Biosketches. Click here for more information.


Council On Governmental Relations

​The Funding Model, F&A Reimbursement, and Why the System Works (4/12/2019)