NSF to Move to Fastlane Only

NSF Dear Colleague Letter Dear Colleagues: Due to an expected increase in Grants.gov submissions relating to the processing of Recovery Act proposals, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has authorized agencies to use alternative methods for proposal submission and acceptance. As you know, NSF is able to accept directly its full complement of proposals,… Read More


NOAA Day on the Hill

Wednesday May 20th is NOAA Day on the Hill. This year’s theme is “NOAA Knows Climate.” UW Federal Relations staff will be in attendance. 3rd Annual NOAA Day on Capitol Hill NOAA Day Exhibits and Displays Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Foyer – Rayburn House Office Building See… Read More


NSF Releases Recovery Act Procedures

The National Science Foundation has taken the step, already completed by most agencies, of releasing procedures for Recovery Act funding. The NSF Recovery terms and conditions are availabe here.


DOE Announces Recovery Act Grant Competitions for Biofuels Projects

Recovery Act Announcement: Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $800 Million from Recovery Act to Accelerate Biofuels Research and Commercialization As part of the ongoing effort to increase the use of domestic renewable fuels, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced plans to provide $786.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate advanced… Read More


IES Research Funding Opportunities

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities in May.  Six types of webinars are planned. Click here for more information about the upcoming webinars. Click here to view… Read More


NOAA Releases Research Update

The research update below was recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). To Friends and Partners of NOAA Research: There are several news items we would like to share with you today. FY 2009 APPROPRIATIONS SUMMARY On March 11, the President signed the FY 2009 omnibus spending bill into law. The final… Read More


Sebelius Nomination Draws Fire but Advances

The nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) advanced out of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, leaving only a vote of the full Senate. What was once expected to be a rather comfortable confirmation has evolved into a rather partisan debate over President Obama’s intentions… Read More


AAU and the Department of Energy Seek ARPA-E Nominations

The Association of American Universities (AAU) is asking its member campuses to recommend individuals to serve as temporary personnel to help organize the new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).  The Department of Energy (DoE) is looking for individuals with the knowledge and expertise to help it organize the new agency.  These individuals would serve as temporary program managers… Read More


President Obama Nominates Director of DoE Office of Science

President Obama has nominated Princeton University physicist William F. Brinkman to head the $5 billion Department of Energy Office of Science. William F. Brinkman is currently a Senior Research Physicist in the Physics Department at Princeton University.  Prior to working for Princeton, he was Vice President (now retired) of Research from Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray… Read More


OMB Requests Public Comment on Proposed ARRA Reporting Requirements

On April 1st, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a notice in the Federal Register (74FR14824) requesting comments on the standard data elements that it proposes to require for reporting under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for grants, cooperative agreements, and loans.  The deadline for comments is May 1, 2009.  As… Read More