NSF Plans Briefing on Policy Changes
Jean Feldman, head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Policy Office, is encouraging all GRC members to register for an October 29, 2015 webinar to review pending changes to the Proposal Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Attendees of GRC’s August meeting heard Feldman discuss the revisions, which will take effect January 25, 2016.
NIH and AHRQ Plan Changes for 2016 Grant Applications
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have announced a number of planned changes to policies, forms and instructions for grant applications submitted in 2016.
IFLE Announces FY 16 Seminars Abroad Competition
The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office of the U.S. Department of Education has opened the FY 16 competition of its Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad.
Administration Initiative to Advance Urban Design and Data
The Obama Administration recently released a multi-agency initiative to build urban infrastructure that improves the collection, aggregation, and use of data by harnessing low-cost sensors, and research collaboration. The “Smart Cities” initiative is investing $160 million in federal research, spread between six different agencies, to enhance research into safety, energy, climate preparedness, transportation, health, and technological infrastructure.
Aspen Institute Opens International Virtual Exchanges Competition
The Aspen Institute has recently opened a series of competitions to fund virtual student exchanges through the Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative.