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Posted by on Aug 16, 2013

This Week in Grants News

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“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.

Department of Education

The Department published a final rule this week that increases the reliance of performance measures in grant applications, modifies award selection criteria, and provides for the limited use of subgrants. Find out more here.

Fraud Warning

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning about a scam targeting furloughed federal employees. Federal employees have reported receiving phone calls offering “free federal grants.” The caller asks for a small fee or bank account information to guarantee the “grant” is approved. Read more…

NSF Cancels Political Science Grants

Following recent Congressional action, the NSF announced that it was canceling a round of grant funding for political science research. NSF anticipates resuming the grant competition next year after the Congressional mandate has expired. Read more…

Budget Battles Heat Up in Congress

A multitude of budget problems await Congress after members return from their five-week recess in September. Congress must pass the annual appropriations bills and  address the debt ceiling. Partisan battle lines are being drawn and the threat of a government shut-down is a growing concern. Read more…

NIH Hosts Free Webinar for Multi-Project Applicants

On August 13th, NIH conducted a free webinar to assist recipients in preparing and submitting multi-project applications. The webinar was conducted by two grant specialists with NIH. Watch the webinar here.

 

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