Many federal agencies use ERA systems for grant submission and award administration. The National Science Foundation (NSF) uses Fastlane, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) uses the eRA Commons, and most other federal agencies use Grants.gov. Please see the links below for information on creating user accounts for these systems and on using these systems at UCSB.
NSF FastLane: Follow this link for NSF advisory notices - NSF Advisories
NIH: Follow this link for NIH updates and policy notices - NIH Policy Notices
NIH: Campus Guidance on NIH Salary Cap
Grants.Gov: Follow this link for Grants.gov updates and releases - Grants.gov Releases
(1/24/2018) Please see the following attachment for guidance from Cayuse on a new validation error that is being received and detailed instructions on how to correct it. Follow this link: CG-Link notice.
(1/5/2018) ORCID ID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a personal digital identifier that distinguishes every researcher, is used by NIH and Grants.gov to relate publications to grants. In a release yesterday, a new link to access ORCID.org was added to the Personal Profile section of eRA Commons. This will allow principal investigators to create an ORCID ID to link to their Commons account, so that their publications can be linked to their grants.
In addition, the Personal Profile screens will be updated on Wednesday, January 10, to better align with best practices in security, user interface design, and industry standards. The navigation will be more user friendly, while the underlying functionality, fields, and requested information will remain the same.
FROM: Joe Schumaker, eRA Communications, Division of Communications and Outreach
(1/30/18) Please direct an questions related to ORCIDS to the Data Curation Program, email@example.com.
Effective for receipt dates on or after January 25, 2018 applicants must use FORMS-E application packages - see NOT-OD-17-062 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-062.html). This change will apply to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and all application types (new, resubmission, renewal, revision). Applications submitted using the wrong forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed. Application guides for FORMS-E application packages will be posted on the How to Apply ? Application Guide page (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide.html) no later than October 25, 2017.
FROM: Stephanie Constant, Ph.D., Chief, Office of Scientific Review, NIGMS, firstname.lastname@example.org
As you may have heard, Grants.Gov is making changes to update its submission process. Please note, if you use Cayuse 424, this will not affect you.
If you are still using Grants.gov to submit your proposals, you will need to get an account in Cayuse 424 and become familiar with it. We will not be using the Grants.Gov Workspace system since we alredy have Cayuse 424 in place.
If you have any questions about Cayuse 424, please see our eRA webpage: /spo/electronic-research-administration/cayuse-information
If you need a Cayuse account please see: /spo/electronic-research-administration/cayuse-account-set-up
If you have any other questions, please reach out to your SPO team
Cayuse Support has received several reports of an issue involving the RR Fed NonFed budget form. If you are working on a proposal that uses this budget form, please review the details below, including the current workaround. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a proposal rejection from Grants.gov. Please follow this link to Cayuse Support see the workaround! (A log-in will need to be created.)
Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the submission of a spreadsheet template to identify collaborators and other affiliations. Please note that the spreadsheet template:
The template and associated instructions may also be accessed directly at:https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp. Posted 4/13/2017