Celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2023

Published September 18, 2023, via Research News Today is the first day of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). Recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, NPAW celebrates the contributions of the talented experts that make up the U.S. postdoctoral community. It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you all to join […]

New Compliance Profile in Learn@Work

Published on September 8, 2023, via Research News The Learn@Work Compliance Profile was updated on September 7, 2023. Area Specific Compliance Offices (ASCOs) worked with WashU IT to revise questions and modernize the survey. Instead of providing a fixed list of questions, the new Compliance Profile dynamically presents questions based on the answers you provide. Additionally, […]

National Science Foundation (NSF) System-Related Deadlines

Published on September 6, 2023 via Research News The following critical FastLane, Research.gov, and Grants.gov system-related deadlines for NSF proposals are approaching: FastLane September 29th Deadlines Research.gov and Grants.gov October 20th Deadlines Note: All WashU grant applications to NSF should be prepared and submitted via Research.gov. They should not be submitted System To System (S2S) or via […]

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Published on August 29, 2023 via Research News The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) application cycle will open September 1, 2023, and will close on November 16, 2023. Please see this procedures document for important information regarding the LRP process and obtaining approval from the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS). […]

Federal F&A Rate Update

Published August 16, 2023 via Research News Per the University’s Federal negotiated facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rate agreement, Federal awards that have a competitive start date on or after July 1, 2021, will utilize a 55.5% (MTDC) F&A rate effective 7/1/23. Accordingly, the F&A rates for these awards were updated in Workday to the […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH):  Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Costs Update

Published August 15, 2023 via Research News NIH recently announced that effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after October 5, 2023, NIH will no longer require the use of the single DMS cost line item. NIH recognizes that DMS costs may be requested in many cost categories. Therefore, in line with NIH standard budget […]

NSF’s New Training Requirement for Faculty & Senior Personnel

Published July 31, 2023 via Research News In the January release of the annual Proposal Preparation and Award Guide, the National Science Foundation (NSF) expanded its Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements to include faculty and all senior personnel, effective July 31, 2023. This expansion maintains the RCR training requirements already in place for students, postdocs, and […]

FY24 Fringe Benefit Rates

Published July 25, 2023 via Research News Washington University in St. Louis has finalized the Fiscal 2024 Fringe Benefit Rates with our federal cognizant agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The rates noted below are effective on July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. DHHS has issued a new rate agreement dated […]

New NIH Data Requirement for Foreign Subrecipients

Published July 24, 2023 via Research News The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued Notice NOT-OD-23-133 on May 19, 2023, regarding their updated requirements for consortium/subaward agreements. The primary concern is to ensure that the pass-through entity and auditors have access to a foreign subrecipient’s data and records at an agreed upon frequency, but no less than once every […]

Transition of the Subawarding, Transferring or Contracting Out Part of an NSF Award Request Functionality from FastLane to Research.gov

Published via Research News July 14, 2023 NSF recently released the “Dear Colleague” information below. Dear Colleagues: Effective April 24, 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned the Subawarding, Transferring or Contracting Out Part of an NSF Award request functionality from FastLane to Research.gov and decommissioned this request in FastLane. In-progress subawarding requests in FastLane […]