The Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for some $500 million in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017 discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
Administrators from numerous research institutions attending a recent Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) meeting voiced frustration with National Institutes of Health (NIH) reform policies related to NIH-funded clinical trials, contending that the policies are the “wrong approach,” and that the policies will increase their administrative burden.
Although Grants.gov plans to phase out its legacy PDF application package download process as of Dec. 31 and require all users to apply for awards via its Workspace functionality, applicants should be aware that Grants.gov will still continue to accept these traditional PDF application packages for three extra months.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making $90 million available for about 250 awards in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017 under the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program (CFDA No. 97.047), according to a recent notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is making available about $1.56 billion through the new Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program (CFDA No. 20.934) for federal fiscal years (FY) 2017 and 2018 for “nationally significant” transportation infrastructure projects.
Almost 25 percent of institutions approved to receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) did not initially have in place a responsible conduct of research (RCR) training plan, as required by NSF award terms and conditions.
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