University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

December 23, 2009

Limited Submissions:

U.S. Dept. of State Secretary's War Widows Program - Jan. 7
EPA's Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Program - Jan. 25
U.S. Dept. of Energy's Energy Innovation Hub - Fuels from Sunlight - Feb. 3

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office's site.

December 21, 2009

Limited Submissions:

  • U.S. Dept. of State - Promoting Freedom of Expression and the Free Flow of Information through Technology and Access - Jan. 6
  • Electronic Data Methods Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research - Jan. 7
  • U.S. Dept. of State - Open Competition for Professional Fellows Program - Jan. 14
  • Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (U01) - Jan. 14

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office's site.

Important Information from NIH

If you plan to submit a proposal to the NIH in 2010, be aware that there are new guidelines. Please review the following parent announcements which were recently issued. Contact OSPA if you have any questions.


  • Availability of Reissued Parent Announcements for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2010

Program Announcements

  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)
  • Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02)
  • Academic Career Award (Parent K07)
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08)
  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23)
  • Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24)
  • Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25)
  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
  • NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)
  • Research Project Grant (Parent R01)

December 10, 2009

Limited Submissions:

  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (P30) - Dec. 18
  • NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring - Jan. 15

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office's site.

December 7, 2009

Limited Submission:

  • NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (P30) - Jan. 11

To view this and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office's site.

Cost Sharing Policy Revised

The University of Kentucky Business Procedures E-50-2 Cost Sharing Policy has been revised. See this pdf: Cost sharing on federally funded projects has received much attention in the past few years. The National Science Board released a report in early August which prescribes a set of recommendations with two primary objectives: (1) to allow, but narrowly circumscribe, the application of mandatory cost sharing requirements in NSF programs in which cost sharing is foundational to achieving programmatic goals, and (2) to prohibit voluntary committed cost sharing in NSF proposals and thus eliminate post-award tracking and reporting requirements associated with such cost sharing.” Locally, we are concerned about cost sharing because it commits university resources, adds to the burden of administering grants and has a negative impact on future F&A rates. Therefore, it is university policy that cost sharing being committed only when required by the agency or in very exceptional situations.

Key changes to UK’s revised policy:

  • Stronger language to discourage and prohibit voluntary cost sharing in other than exceptional circumstances.
  • Voluntary uncommitted c/s is now included. This is cost sharing, usually investigator effort, which is over and above what is offered in the proposal. There is no requirement to record it in the accounting system or report to the sponsor.
  • While we want to reduce voluntary cost sharing, language has been added that originated with guidance from OMB:  it is presumed that some committed effort by the PI is expected, whether charged to the grant or cost shared
  • A definitions section has been added

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at 257-9420.

Web-based Internal Approval Form Being Developed

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration is working with the Enterprise Applications Group (EAG) to create a web-based Internal Approval Form that will be routed for signatures using the workflow functionality in SAP. The goal of Phase I of the project is to recreate the existing form in an electronic format. Later phases will add additional features and enhancements. The plan calls for plenty of view access by administrators to track progress, delegations to allow for signers being out of town or otherwise unavailable, text fields for comments. There are also plans for pilot testing before the e-IAF is released for general use. 

Please direct your comments to Debbie Davis, 257-8310,

Holiday Hours

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (257-9420), the Proposal Development Office (257-2861), the Office of Research Integrity–IRB & IACUC– (257-9428), and the Survey Research Center (257-4684) will be closed Friday, 12/25/09 through Friday, 1/1/10 and will reopen on Monday, 1/4/10. If you anticipate a need for services provided by any of these offices during this time, please call the appropriate offices before 12/18/09 so that we may assist you before the holiday.

Thanks and from all of us, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

University of Kentucky | UK Research
Updated 12.23.09 by Alicia Gregory

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