Revised NSF Proposal & award Policies & Procedures

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued.

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Significant changes include:

* Implementation of the standard Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) template that has been in pilot phase since April;
* Increase in the Budget Justification page limitation from three pages to five pages;
* Restructuring of coverage on grantee notifications to and requests for approval from NSF, including referral to the Prior Approval Matrix available on the NSF website; and
* Numerous clarifications and other changes throughout the document.

For more information and links:NSF PAPPG 2018

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US Launch of Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with a budget of €77 billion between 2014 and 2020 to support scientifically-excellent research, innovation, and technological development, through collaborative research projects as well as grants and fellowships to individuals. It is open to the world, so US researchers are very welcome to get involved.

The launch will take place on Friday 27 October 2017, promptly at 8.00 a.m. For those unable to attend the event in-person, there will be a livestream available during the event.

For more information and links: US Launch of Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

NIH Ends NIGMS Program Project Grants, Institutes Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Notice is to alert potential applicants to PAR-16-433, ‘Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01),” that this FOA will expire after the September 8, 2017 due date and will not be renewed. Program Project Grant

The new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams, is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

Any scientists with the interest and ability to develop a team science program to address an important research question is welcome to apply. NIGMS encourages the participation of junior, early, and mid-career investigators as part of the multiple PD/PI team, with advising as appropriate. ESIs and new investigators who participate as PD/PIs will lose their early stage status for future NIH applications, but ESI leads of pilot studies will not lose ESI status.

This is a very exciting development from the NIH. NIGMS is demonstrating significant leadership where team science is concerned by focusing on cross-disciplinary collaboration and encouraging leadership roles for researchers across multiple stages of their career. The first application deadline for this new mechanism is January 25, 2018.

For more on NIGMS see NIGMS (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)


As part of one of the world’s most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

This is a courtesy reminder that the Sony Research Award Program proposal submission deadline is 11:59 pm PDT on September 15, 2017. The award is for up to $150K USD per year for each accepted proposal. Complete information regarding this year’s program is available at