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NSF Updates on Foreign Influence and Appropriate Disclosure of Financial Support

Dr. France Cordova, Director of the National Science Foundation, issued a “Dear Colleague” letter on July 11, 2019. In it, Dr. Cordova reaffirmed NSF’s commitment to maintaining a “vibrant and diverse research community that thrives on the values of openness, transparency, and merit-based competition,” along with NSF’s belief that “international collaboration is essential to pursuing […]

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NSF Mandates Use of Approved Systems for Biographical Sketches

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that after the next version of their Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) takes effect (anticipated January 2020), all biographical sketch PDFs must be generated using an NSF-approved format.  This requirement is intended to reduce administrative burden by providing a compliant way to maintain and update […]

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Expanded Use of Research.gov – Collaborative Proposals with Subawards and Other Enhancements

Since April of 2018, users have been able to prepare and submit non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov.  As of June 24, 2019, Research.gov has been expanded to support preparation and submission of collaborative proposals with subawards.  Future expansions will allow preparation and submission of collaborative proposals submitted separately by multiple organizations. In June, NSF enabled automatic […]

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Foreign Components and Foreign Affiliations

Foreign Components and Foreign Affiliations Over the past several months, Congress and federal funding agencies have voiced their concerns about the potential for improper foreign influence in U.S. academic research. On April 18, 2019, Dr. Bruner sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to the Emory research community. Highlights and Reminders To ensure complete disclosure, faculty should: […]

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New Webinars and Program Now Available in ELMS

How to register: Register for the webinar/program in ELMS. To locate the webinar/program, please search using class code listed next to the corresponding webinar/program. Questions: Please contact Ashley Myers at aemyers@emory.edu.

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Issuance of Revised NSF Award Terms and Conditions

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions has been revised to implement the requirements stipulated in Appendix XII to Part 200 of 2 CFR § 200 (the Uniform Guidance) regarding the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), as well as other clarifications to the conditions.  Each set of […]

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NSF Implementation of the Department of Labor’s new FLSA Final Overtime Rule

As we have announced previously, the Department of Labor has revised the Fair Labor Standards Act to update rules related to overtime pay. These new rules raise the threshold for requiring overtime pay to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. These changes may have impact on staff working on federally-funded research grants, including postdoctoral researchers. NIH […]

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