August 30, 2010

FY 2010 Sponsored Projects Annual Report Available

The Sponsored Projects Office Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010, is now available on the SPO web site. The report provides information on campus proposals and awards during the past fiscal year; in fiscal year 2010, the Berkeley campus received $743.6 million in contract and grant awards.

August 20, 2010

NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH to Eliminate Error-Correction Window for Applications

The National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will eliminate the error-correction window for grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2011.

The announcement, NOT-OD-10-123, published in the NIH Guide on August 16, states that “eliminating the error correction window will ensure consistent and fair deadlines for all applicants and better align these agencies’ application submission processes with the submission processes of other federal agencies.” The error-correction window was implemented in December 2005 as a temporary measure to facilitate the transition from paper to electronic application submission.

Beginning on January 25, 2011, all applications submitted after 5:00 p.m. local time of the applicant organization on the due date will be subject to the NIH late policy and may not be accepted for review. In addition, any post-submission application materials will be subject to the policy published July 23 in NOT-OD-10-115.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply - from any experience level, from any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Proposals will be accepted by the Foundation via an online portal until November 2, 2010. The Sponsored Projects Office reminds those interested in applying for this opportunity that proposals must be reviewed and approved by SPO prior to submission. Proposals should be submitted to SPO with a signed Proposal Review Form (PRF) at least five working days before the agency deadline.