Latest Research News:

New NIH “FORMS-E” Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018

Changing Policies Impact NIH-Funded Studies Involving Human Subjects

“The Executive Level II salary was previously set at $185,100, and increased to $187,000 effective January 8, 2017.” Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (NOT-OD-17-049) National Institutes of Health

New Appendix policy for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications submitted for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017 – NOT-OD-17-035

NIH & AHRQ Update Font Guidelines for Applications to Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017 – NOT-OD-17-030

NIH & AHRQ Grant Application Changes for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2016

  • Implementing rigor and transparency in research grant applications (including small business and complex research grant applications) – NOT-OD-16-011 and NOT-OD-16-012
    • Applicants must use the new “Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources” attachment to briefly describe methods used to ensure the identity and validity of key biological and/or chemical resources.
    • Similar changes for institutional training and individual fellowship applications will be implemented as early as FY2017 (NOT-OD-16-034).
  • PHS Awarding Component and Peer Review Requests – NOT-OD-16-008
    • Applicants must use a new PHS Assignment Request Form to communicate requests pertinent to the assignment and initial peer review of applications.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced two new eRA enhancements. 

The ability to request a No Cost Extension requiring a prior approval and the ability to request a change of PD/PI will be available through the Prior Approval section in eRA Commons after a release scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The Prior Approval tab was introduced to eRA Commons in September 2016 to initially provide an electronic option for executing a request for application withdrawal (see Guide Notice NOT-OD-143). In October 2016, the ability to request to submit an unsolicited application with $500K or more in direct costs was added to Prior Approval (see Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-005).

Please note that these features currently only apply to NIH awards. They are also an optional method. You should contact your awarding IC to determine the best method for making these requests before initiating either a No Cost Extension or Change of PD/PI.

Revised NSF Application Guide Issued!

A revised version of the NSF Application Guide has been issued.  The NSF Application Guide has been updated to align with changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All References to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Editorial changes have also been made to either clarify or enhance the intended meaning of a sentence or section or to ensure consistency with data contained in NSF systems or other NSF policy documents.

The new NSF Application Guide will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.

The Office of Research for the School of Public Health (ORPH) has developed policies and guidelines to promote best practices in the preparation of proposals and applications, and provide guidance on all new research grant proposals and community service projects while in the formative stages as well as after receiving the “Notice of Award”.

Prior to Grant Submission

  • Notify the ORPH, Program Director and Business Office about intent to submit proposal/application.
  • Set up meetings with the ORPH and Business Office to review the proposal and develop a budget.
  • Letter of Intent that requires budget information must be routed to the ORPH and ORS before being sent to the Funding Agency. For LOI that does not require budget information ORPH should be made aware of your intent.
  • The LSUHSC Office of Research Services (ORS) requires routing of required documents (routing packet) 10 working days prior to submission deadline and proposal application documents 5 working days in advance of funding agency deadline. One additional day should be allowed for the ORPH to review all documents before routing to ORS.

Helpful Administrative Information
Yellow Routing Sheet

Post Award

  • Notify the ORPH upon receiving the “Notice of Award” as well as IRB and IBC approval.

PLEASE NOTE:  The ORS requires completion of the COI Team Member Form with the following:

CoI Forms Required
For All Study Team Members
SFI Forms
New Grant Application Always For all PHS¹-funded projects
Renewal Grant Application Always For all PHS-funded projects
Supplemental Grant Application Always For all PHS-funded projects
New Contract Always For all PHS-funded projects
New subcontract Always For all PHS-funded projects
Progress Report Always For all PHS-funded projects active on or after August 24, 2012
JIT (Just-in-Time) Information When sponsor has scored application in possibly fundable range (for NIH, a score of 25 or less) For all PHS-funded projects
Contract/Subcontract Amendment Always For all PHS-funded projects active on or after August 24, 2012
IRB Application or Re-approval Always No
IACUC Application or Re-approval

(department or school funded)

Always No
¹ PHS agencies are: ACF, AHRQ, CDC, CMMS, FDA, HRSA, HIS, NIH, and SAMHSA.