Category Archives: Research Training

NSF Common Forms

Author: Tricia Callahan, Interim Director, Research Training Source: NSF Policy Office communication NSF is pleased to announce that the NSTC-approved Common Forms for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support, which are compliant with the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 24-1), are now available in SciENcv. These […]

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NSF 24-1 Proposal and Award Policy and Procedure Guide (PAPPG) Updates

Author: Tricia Callahan, Interim Director, Research Training Sourced: NSF Summary of PAPPG Changes ( The NSF 2024 PAPPG and its updated guidelines go into effect for all proposals with due dates on or after May 20, 2024. If you submit a proposal before May 20, 2024, that has a due date on or after May […]

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Research Week 2023 in Review

Author: Tricia Callahan, Interim Director, ORA Research Training Over 400 staff gathered over three days to learn, connect, and celebrate during Research Week 2023. Attendees selected from over 32 contact hours of general knowledge and skill-based educational opportunities. Check out the opportunities and highlights from the celebration here: Research Week 2023 Recap Video.mp4 The feedback […]

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Best Practices in Award Management

During a recent ORA Boot Camp, Davion Johnson (SOT), Ashunti Gore (RAS ABOSS), and Chad Dunn (RAS ABOSS) shared best practices in award management. Tips included a deep dive into an investigator’s portfolio; forecasting and other tools essential for financial management; and the importance of regular communication and collaboration for successful award management. In a […]

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Data Sharing Regulations and NIH Budgeting Guidance

Author: Heather Lennon, Strategic Operations and Training  Overview  Recently, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released new requirements on public access to publications and data resulting from federal funding in a memo known as The Nelson Memo.  The Nelson memo calls for ALL federal agencies to update their public access policies to ensure […]

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