For the week of February 16, 2015
The Division of Research is re-introducing to the research community Pivot, a tool that connects researchers to available funding sources from a variety of sponsors, including public, private, and foundations.
Benefits of using Pivot include these capabilities:
- Access to a comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally.
- Connection to researcher expertise from within or outside of the University of Houston.
- Communication, monitoring, and tracking of funding opportunities among individual faculty, teams, or researchers and the UH Office of Research Development.
- Ability to send personalized weekly updates on saved searches.
- Ability to create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis.
To assist you with familiarizing yourself with Pivot, refer to the Pivot Quick Start Guide (PDF). Pivot can be accessed on campus from any UH network computer. Off-campus access and the ability to save searches and opportunities requires a Pivot account, which can be obtained by signing up using a UH email address. Anyone wishing to get additional assistance with using Pivot may contact the Division of Research’s Office of Research Development; one-on-one or group introductions can be arranged.
NIH has published information concerning their implementation of the U.S. Government Policy on Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.
A revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 15-1) has been issued. The PAPPG has been revised to implement 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). The PAPPG also has been revised to incorporate other significant changes and clarifications unrelated to the Uniform Guidance implementation. The new version of the PAPPG becomes effective on December 26, 2014. In the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 14-1) continue to apply.