On October 2, 2014, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Michael Wolf announced that all funding for the FY2014 Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) research program is being frozen. Within Temple University, this source of funding is often referred as PA Cure Formula Funds or tobacco funds.
The most immediate effect of this action to Temple University investigators is that for the current fiscal year, FY 2014, the formula allocation of $2.35 Million that we are eligible to receive will not be available. The availability of the funds for future fiscal years is also in question.
Grant Academy II 11/27/2013
The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research is pleased to announce Grant Academy II, a training and development program for faculty aimed at improving skills and experience in seeking external support for research and scholarly activities.
The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research has issued revised guidance regarding internal timelines for research proposal submissions. Effective 11/01/13, a two-day submission exception request process will be observed for all funding proposals. This parallels the current five-day submission exception process, and is an effort to provide adequate time for the University-level grant administration team to fully review and approve proposals for submission to external sponsors.
Temple’s Sponsored Programs and Projects Office, along with other research-related offices, will be closed for the upcoming University holiday break from close of business Friday, 12/20/13 through 8 a.m. Thursday, 01/02/14. Internal submission deadlines for proposals have been adjusted accordingly to ensure timely review and processing.
Post Government Shut Down
The Government is back open for business. Please note that the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research has maintained operations according to deadlines established by federal sponsors. The proposals submitted to Sponsored Programs & Projects for these deadlines have been reviewed; and, will be submitted to the sponsor as soon as we receive the ok to do so from the specific federal agency. We encourage you to contact our office with specific questions or concerns
The links below provide the latest guidance from some of the federal agencies. As new information becomes available our office will advise investigators and research administrative personnel in schools and colleges.
Sponsor specific sites and information:
|NSF||National Science Foundation:||http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/postshutdown.jsp
NSF is still sorting out the fallout from the shutdown and so far has posted only this notice on Friday (http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/postshutdown/guidance_oct18.pdf), which included this information on missed deadlines
Impact on Existing Deadlines: NSF haas provided revised due dates for funding opportunities with deadlines or target dates occurring between October 1 through 25, 2013 here: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/postshutdown/reviseddates_oct22.pdf
Note: Please watch the NSF website 'Special Notices' section (http://www.nsf.gov/) for additional NSF Information.
|NIH||National Institutes of Health:||Interim Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities:
Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations:
NIH has just announced the publication of the revised grants policy statement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-001.html
Note: Please watch the NIH Guide via the NIH Grants & Funding website (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm) for more information on NIH activities.
|DoD||Department of Defense:||http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2013/0913_govtshutdown/|
|DOE||Department of Energy:||Awaiting Notice|
|NIST||National Institute of Standards and Technology:||http://www.nist.gov/|
|DHHS||Department of Health and Human Services:||http://www.hhs.gov/|
|DOJ||Department of Justice:||http://www.justice.gov/open/|
|USDA||U.S. Department of Agriculture:||http://www.usda.gov/fundinglapse.htm|
|Dept of Educ||U.S. Department of Education:||http://www2.ed.gov/about/furlough2013/index.html|
|CDC||Centers for Disease Control:||http://www.cdc.gov/fmo/topic/Budget%20Information/index.html|
|All agency contingency plans are posted to the Office of Management and Budget website at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans|