Effective April 30, 2018, Principal Investigators now have the option of using to submit Full, Research, non-collaborative proposals to NSF.

Effective March 26, 2018 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) is introducing a new centralized and streamlined Fastlane Account Registration Process in

Effective January 7, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) salary cap is now $189,600 (12 month FTE).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) rolled out its new “FORMS-E” grant application packages effective January 25, 2018, with most changes resulting from a reengineering of the term Clinical Trial. For more resources and information, see NIH’s Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts. Three rounds of applications have been successfully submitted on behalf of UMass Amherst investigators.

Some key changes were made in response to feedback from users on suggested improvements to the Internal Processing Form and the ease of completion in the system. See the link in the title for more information and a description of the changes.

Introduction to the current state of funder mandates and the library resources available to facilitate meeting compliance requirements. 10 am., Life Science Labs (LSL) S330. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Research & Engagement as part of Open Access Week.

The FY 2017 Annual Report of Sponsored Activity is now posted in the Reports section of Research Administration and Compliance

Research & Engagement has developed a new training series for business managers, research administrators and staff who support the research proposal process and/or manage or charge expenses to externally funded projects. More information

See this document for a description of recent and important NIH Announcements.

In response to feedback from Approvers and Administrators, programming changes have been made that should improve the routing process.

The Human Subjects Office is sponsoring two upcoming workshops to review IRB essentials for investigators involved with human subjects research. The November 4 workshop will focus on e-Protocol and the December 2 workshop on informed consent. 

The Proposal Preparation Guide contains important information intended to assist faculty and staff in the preparation of sponsored project applications.

Documents needed to plan, conduct, and successfully complete University research projects can now be found in one place - see Policies, Guidance and Forms