A new version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 13-1) has been issued. The PAPPG is comprised of documents relating to the Foundation's proposal and award process and consists of the:


This is ORA’s annual reminder regarding the University’s scheduled holiday closings and the need for timely proposal submissions.


The latest version of the Internal Routing Form for proposals is available on ORA’s website:


New regulations pertaining to financial conflicts of interest in research sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) went into effect on August 24, 2012.


The Public Health Service (PHS) regulations governing Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) programs at institutions that accept PHS research funds have new requirements effective August 24, 2012.


The FY2013 USM Compensation Guidelines include a two-percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to be made on January 1, 2013 for regular faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.


The Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research in modern foreign languages and area studies.


Fiscal Year 2012 represents the third year that Principal Investigator /Departmental credit is determined by the Lead PI designation and the credit percentages indicated on the ORA Routing Form.


No increase to Graduate Assistantship and Fellowship stipends are required at this time. Stipend guidelines, however, are not final until the final budget is received from the State and USM, so this situation may change.


The Coeus Electronic Research Administration System housing proposal and award information for the university, will be upgraded tonight after 6:00 PM.  Please make sure that you are logged out of Coeus at the end of the day.



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