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Guidance for USC Faculty Participation in SBIR and STTR Business Development Programs

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs provide great opportunities for faculty to engage in entrepreneurial activity. These awards have some unique requirements that are important for faculty to follow as they prepare to submit applications.

SAM Launches New Federal Grant Proposal Submission System, Cayuse 424

The Office of Sponsored Awards Management is implementing a new submission system for federal sponsored award proposals. The new system, Cayuse 424, will streamline the process of submitting most proposals to

Single Institutional Review Board Required for NIH-Funded Multi-Site Research

Some applications for non-exempt human subjects research with multiple sites submitted on or after January 25, 2018, must use a single Institutional Review Board.

NSF to Implement Account Management Changes

Effective Monday, March 26, the National Science Foundation will introduce a new, centralized and streamlined account registration process.

New Workspace Submission System to Launch January 1, 2018

As of January 1, 2018, Adobe forms application packages will be replaced with Workspace.

Changes to NIH Policies May Affect You

If your NIH application/proposal involves human subjects, it may be deemed a clinical trial. Beginning with due dates on or after January 25, 2018, clinical trials must be submitted to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) or request for proposal (RFP) that explicitly states that it will accept clinical trials.


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