NIH and AHRQ require new biosketch format effective 05/25/2015
The new format includes the following changes:
- Page limit extends from 4 to 5 pages
- The Personal Statement section will allow for the identification of up to four publications that specifically highlight the researcher’s qualifications for the current project
- A new Contribution to Science section will allow researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science (replaces the "Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications" section)
- Within the Contribution to Science section, researchers will be able to provide a link to a full list of their published work as found in a publicly available digital database
LB506 applications due to SPAdmin by 02/06/2015
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has announced the Fiscal Year 2016 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Funds grant competition. Funded by LB506, this program focuses on reducing cancer and smoking-related diseases. Scientific biomedical and behavioral research proposals relating directly to the prevention of cancer and smoking-related diseases - or to the prevention or cessation of smoking in racial/ethnic minorities - will be given highest priority. Interested PIs are invited to submit applications to SPAdmin by Friday, February 6, 2015.
NIH salary cap increase effective 01/11/2015
The NIH salary cap increased from $181,500 to $183,300. Per UNMC Institutional Base Salary (IBS) policy #6102, IBS "is capped at the current published NIH salary limitation level only for grant and contract proposals sponsored by the NIH or by those sponsors that utilize the NIH salary cap; for all other proposals, the total institutional base salary is used."
Major changes to federal funding rules go into effect 12/26/2014 for new awards
Last year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released new “Uniform Guidance” (UG), which has been described as the single most significant change in research regulations in the last fifty years.
The UG will replace eight circulars that apply to universities, state agencies, hospitals, and others, including:
- A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
- A-110 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations
- A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations
The federal goals of Uniform Guidance are:
- Easing administrative burden
- Reducing waste, fraud, and abuse and ensuring financial integrity of taxpayer dollars