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Grants.gov (With thanks to the Research Offices of UW-Madison and Union College, who gave permission to make use of their presentation materials)
What is Grants.gov? Federal government’s solution for a "one stop shop" for finding and applying for funding (26 agencies). Will replace federal agency-specific proposal submission systems. NSF will still have Fastlane, NIH will still have eRA Commons, etc. for post-submission functions.
Will My Federal Funding Agency use Grants.gov? Agencies slow to shift. OMB tied the agencies’ federal appropriations to their use of Grants.gov.
Today ORSP: Overview of process You: Questions ORSP: Research answers Later
Application Instructions Read both the regular RFP guidelines and these. Mismatches have been found between these instructions and the form instructions. Note different instructions for different agencies
Grants.gov-speak FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) = RFP/RFA (Request for Proposals or Applications. Component = a form. Application package = all components needed for a particular FOA. SF424 (R&R) (Standard Form 424 (Research & Related)) = The first form – info on this form populates other forms. E-Business POC (Point of Contact) and AOR (Authorized Organizational Representative) = ORSP.
Application Package Concept Application package (PureEdge file) is like a manila file folder with the label already printed and a group of mandatory, blank, forms inside. Application Package (PureEdge file) Application-Specific Forms Some forms will ask you to upload/attach pdf documents (science, biosketch, etc.) CFDA 47.050
Yellow = required field Check for correct grant package You are not online anymore
Components for R & R Required –R&R Application cover component (SF424) –R&R Project/Performance Site Location(s) –R&R Other Project Information –R&R Senior/Key Person –R&R Budget –R&R Personal Data Optional, where appropriate –R&R Subaward Budget Attachment Form
Cover Component Info You Need Legal name and address: Use UWEC name and address Type of applicant: H. Public/State controlled institution of higher education EIN/TIN: 39-1805963 Organizational DUNS #: 12-051-3759 Congressional District: 3
Other Project Information Project Summary Project Narrative References Facilities Equipment
Other direct costs Indirect costs Attach budget justification
Ready to Submit? 2 options –Upload the PureEdge file to \\fs3\grantssh$ and let ORSP know it is there (log out and back on to Windows before mapping to this drive)\\fs3\grantssh$ –Put it on a memory stick or CD and bring it to ORSP
After Submission E-mails arrive: –Grants.gov acknowledges submission –Grants.gov validates submission –Agency acknowledges download from G.g –Agency assigns a tracking number Any errors found must be changed before the submission deadline DO NOT submit at the last minute DO NOT disappear after initial submission
Tips for Success Start early Use Internet Explorer and a Windows environment Read instruction package carefully – agency instructions vary Ask ORSP for help Save often Submit early
Macintosh Users Warning PureEdge does not work on a Mac You can use “Citrix” running remotely with your Mac as a terminal. Others have encountered many problems. If you decide to use a Mac we need EVEN MORE lead time as you would be our guinea pig.
Problems OTHERS Have Had When saving, file does not overwrite and generates new file each time Grants.gov accepts package (and you think you are done) but agency does not Mac instructions actually do not work Online system is so overloaded near a deadline that submission is significantly delayed And more
A Plea UWEC has submitted 3 grants through Grants.gov, mostly without difficulty The Research Officers listserv is FULL of Grants.gov horror stories, although they seem to be decreasing PLEASE give ORSP maximum possible lead time to be able to assist you well