2014 Archive

  • Call for Proposals: SUNY Brain Post-Doc RFP
    In 2015, the SUNY Brain Network of Excellence (BNE) plans to support up to four BNE Post-doctoral Fellows.
  • EDA Announces New Regulations
    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. 
  • Changes to the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
    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.
  • New Regulations for All Federal Sponsored Awards
    Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • NIH eSubmission Items of Interest
    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.
  • UB-IRBs are Reorganizing: New Training and Submission Requirements

    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.

  • Exciting Announcements for START-UP NY

    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.

  • Humanities Festival Offers Array of Migration Stories
    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.”
  • Updated NIH Graduate Compensation Limit
    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.
  • Oracle/RF Business System Upgrade
    New Oracle Upgrade Implementation - RF Central has successfully implemented the upgraded version of Oracle (R12) as well as the new RF SUNY Report Centers:
  • IFR Process
    SPS will implement a new process on March 3rd, 2014 that will no longer require the Change in Effort Form.
  • Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ecrt)
    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.
  • Changes to NSF Grant Proposal Guide 14-1

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



  • Stricter Standards for Provisional Patent Applications

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

  • NFS Policy Update
    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.