2014 Archive

In 2015, the SUNY Brain Network of Excellence (BNE) plans to support up to four BNE Post-doctoral Fellows.
On Friday, December 19, 2014, EDA's Regulatory Revision Final Rule appeared in the Federal Register. The new regulations will take effect on January 20, 2015. 
Effective December 26th, 2014 The National Science Foundation revised its PAPPG in order to implement 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). Click on the link above to view a summary of changes to the NSF PAPPG.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Effective immediately and for all programs, there is no longer any need to mark up specific substantial changes in the specific aims, research strategy or other application attachments.

On September 16, 2014, Kenneth Tramposch, Associate VP for Research and Economic Development, announced that UB is reorganizing its IRBs and is investing in new tools and training enhancements for researchers who conduct human research with the goal of improving efficiency and success in growing our research portfolio.


In the past several months there have been a number of exciting developments regarding START-UP NY, the innovative tax-incentive program created by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The first Buffalo Humanities Festival, “Immigration Nation,” took place on September 26 and 27, engendering discussion on a topic that UB Humanities Institute Director Erik Seeman called “important, timely, and maybe a little controversial.”
The current NIH Graduate Compensation Limit for student Salary + Fringe + Tuition is $42,000. If the student requires additional tuition over what is budgeted and the overall compensation goes over the current limit, then the overage of that student's compensation will need to be funded by other sources.
New Oracle Upgrade Implementation - RF Central has successfully implemented the upgraded version of Oracle (R12) as well as the new RF SUNY Report Centers:
SPS will implement a new process on March 3rd, 2014 that will no longer require the Change in Effort Form.
In collaboration with all SUNY campuses, the Research Foundation is implementing an online effort reporting tool to replace the paper version of effort certification statements.

NSF Grant Proposal Guide 14-1 (GPG, Effective February 24, 2014)




Provisional patent applications offer a relatively inexpensive way for applicants to secure an early filing date for potentially patentable subject matter.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has updated the NSF Grant Proposal Guide, 14-1.  We have prepared a summary of the significant changes and their impact on our PI's. Click here for a fuller version of these changes.