Proposal Process Updates

Grant News!

New NIH Biosketch Requirements

  • If using the optional link to your full list of publications, the link must be to a .gov website (e.g. My Bibliography, etc.).  Google Scholar links will no longer be accepted
  • Graphics, figures, and tables are not allowed in the bio. 

*For additional details on these changes, please see

**For updated biosketch instructions and samples, please see

NSF - New Proposal Guide

NSF has issued a new Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), effective January 25, 2016, which can be obtained here.  Among the pertinent changes are:

  • Final Reports will now be due 120 days after the end of the project (instead of 90 days).
  • The "Collaborators & Other Affiliations" section of the biosketch will now be a separate document (no page limit). The biosketch format and page limit (2p) will otherwise remain unchanged.
  • Internal/institutional grants should be included in the current/pending support information.
  • NSF is implementing a public access policy (similar to NIH's PubMed Central). Publications will need to be deposited into their repository within 12 months of the date of publication for journal articles or juried conference papers.  Additional information may be found here.  The public access policy will apply to any awards that are made from proposals that are submitted on or after January 25, 2016, so  the first set of awards to which the policy would apply would be in early Fall 2016.


The Office of Sponsored Programs is preparing to move an electronic routing process.  They are currently conducting a series of focus groups with each College to determine how best to configure an electronic routing form to meet the needs of the faculty, Schools, Colleges, and the central office. The eRouting system is tentatively schedule to go live in July 2016.