Dean Smith has announced the 2017 Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research, which provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the natural or social sciences. Early stage projects which are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. Deadline: February 28, 2017. Additional information can be found here.
We encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming OBI Subagreements Dashboard Webex on January 10th from 2-3pm to get a better understanding of how to use the OBI Subagreements report. This Webex will focus on the use and applicability of the subagreements dashboard for routine reconciliation and monitoring of subagreements. Join us to explore this dashboard and address your questions.
NIH has issued the official Guide Notice stating what the FY17 NRSA Stipend levels will be raised to in response to the new FLSA regulations.The most up to date version of the official notice is here. The new stipend levels are planned to be effective December 1, 2016.
FSS has recently enhanced GMAS with a new document repository. The new document repository streamlines navigation by making it easier to view data about documents, download documents, manage documents, and upload documents. Actions that previously were spread across 13 screens can now all be done on 1! Performance has also been significantly improved. Individual document list pages load 5 times faster, and the “All documents” section now loads in under 2 seconds. Read more about GMAS - New document repository