February 18, 2015

Federal Budget Analyses from AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) R&D Budget and Policy Program is publishing Notes on the President’s Budget, “a series of online in-depth analyses of the President’s FY 2016 budget request to Congress, prepared by AAAS staff and the Intersociety Working Group.” This marks the 40th edition of these AAAS analyses, published annually since 1976.

Another recent AAAS publication for those interested in federal funding is A Primer on Recent Trends in Federal R&D Budgets, “a short summary of some of the big trends in federal R&D budgets over the past several years.”

To find out more about how the federal budget process works, from the President’s budget through Congressional appropriations, see the AAAS Federal Budget Process 101.

February 05, 2015

NIH Issues Interim General Grant Conditions and FAQs - Uniform Guidance

On February 5, 2015, the National Institutes of Health issued Interim General Grant Conditions of NIH grant awards aligned with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations implementing OMB Uniform Guidance at 45 CFR Part 75.

The document highlights Uniform Guidance grants-related changes to previous NIH grant policies that went into effect December 26, 2014. This guidance is not designed to be a full delineation of the comprehensive terms contained in the annual NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS). NIH will release a revised version of the NIH GPS after the comment period on Interim Final Regulation is over and final revisions have been made to the regulation.

NIH has also published new Frequently Asked Questions: Uniform Guidance and NIH Interim Grant Conditions that will be of interest to UC Berkeley’s NIH researchers and campus research administrators.

NIH announced the news in an NIH Guide notice NIH Interim General Grant Conditions Implementing New HHS Grants Regulations (Uniform Guidance) (NOT-OD-15-065).

See the Sponsored Projects Office OMB Uniform Guidance page for more information on the federal Uniform Guidance.