Important SAM Registration Update
Last March, the System for Award Management (SAM) began
requiring entities renewing or updating their registrations to submit an original, signed notarized letter confirming the authorized Entity Administrator associated with the DUNS number before the registration was activated. The step was taken to address alleged fraudulent activity. That policy has now changed.
Effective immediately, entities that
apply for federal assistance grants (including SBIR/STTR), loans, etc. no longer need to have an approved notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. They must still mail the original signed copy of the notarized letter to the Federal Service Desk (FSD) within 30 days of activation. Failure to do so may result in the registration no longer being active. In addition...
You've Won the Award. Now Stay Compliant
Yea! Your company received your grant award. Now, be aware of grant compliance requirements:
- Accounting system that separates cost types (direct, indirect and unallowable) and grants/ other projects
- Financial policies and procedures - internal controls (travel, employee policies)
- Timekeeping system - completed by employee and approved by supervisor
- File reports required - FFR reports file quarterly -Interim progress report - Final technical report - Invention Disclosure
- Other requirements - supporting documentation such as actual vs budget tracking, agreements, etc.
Contact BBCetc to advise and assist on setting up compliant grant management. View grant management services
Submission Changes at NSF
The National Science Foundation reports that proposers can now prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in the
Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission Site
. The initial release of this new Research.gov capability is running in parallel with existing proposal preparation and submission capabilities in FastLane. As a result, proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov
The new system is being developed incrementally and, as more FastLane features become available in Research.gov, the system features will expand until it replaces FastLane for proposal preparation and submission. A specific date for completion of this transition process has not yet been determined.
From NIH Extramural
Ever wonder what happens when a program director/principal investigator (PD/PI) is no longer available to serve on an NIH grant? NIH recently issued a Guide Notice (
) to remind the community about the NIH's prior approval policy requirements when an institution seeks to change the status of a PI or other senior/key personnel as designated in the Notice of Award. The Notice also helps clarify the situations in which NIH's prior approval is required.
Read the article
More Funding Opportunities
(the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) is soliciting proposals for advanced research and development of medical countermeasures (MCM) for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases that threaten the U.S. civilian population. A Quad Chart and White Paper may be submitted on any day during the open period of the BAA. Submission deadlines are July and October 31, 2018, and January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31, 2019.
DOD Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Title: Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Synopsis 1
FY18 funding opportunities for the Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP) and the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Posted until superseded.
Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs).
Opportunities are available in the following programs:
- Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program
- Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) Joint DOD and Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research (CTRR)
- Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP).
Descriptions of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective program pre-announcement.
EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Program - i6 and Seed Fund Support
$21M in funding is available for organizations supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through business acceleration and incubation, and the formation, launch, and growth of early stage seed funds through angel groups, venture funds, etc.
View program page
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SBIR Proposal Prep for USDA
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