CI News Alerts

 RSP now has an online "Intent to Apply" form.  Please use this form as a first step in communicating your interest in applying for a grant or a contract.  Upon submission of the online "Intent to Apply" a staff member will contact you.


CSU News Alerts

CSU Research Compliance Alerts: NIH Publication Policy -

CSU Summary of the Higher Education Act Reauthorization - PDF

State Contract Suspension Notices

Launch of new version of Office of Research Initiatives and Partnerships web site -


National News Alerts

New RSP web page on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 - Stimulus Funding.  For more information, please go to the 2009 Federal Stimulus Funding Updates page

PureEdge Retires - If you're preparing an application for submission through, you'll need version 8.1.3 of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac or version 9.0 of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows . 

Click here to download     Acrobat Reader 9.0 Windows     or     Acrobat Reader 8.1.3 Mac

Note:  Mac Users - Apple Security Patch Affects Form Use


If you are planning to submit an NIH grant application please note that all applications intended for due dates on or after January 25, 2010 require the use of new forms and instructions.  Major changes include:

  • Restructured forms to align with review criteria
  • Significantly shorter page limits

These changes apply to all competing applications, so whether you are submitting a new, renewal, resubmission or revision, you must take action now to ensure a successful submission!

Return to the updated funding opportunity announcement or reissued 'parent announcement' at to download the new application package and instructions.

Be sure to choose the correct forms.  Applications intended for due dates on or after January 25 require new forms.

    • For Electronic SF 424 (R&R): ADOBE-FORMS-B
    • For Paper PHS 398: Revision date "June 2009"

Read the updated FOA and new application instructions carefully.

For more details the Enhancing Peer Review Web site which has a page dedicated to the upcoming 'application changes'  as well as a number of additional resources including:

  1. A short 'video overview' of the changes
  2. FAQs
  3. List of related 'policy notices'
  4. A 'Training and Communications Resources' page and more at

You can receive monthly updates on NIH grant policies and activities through the NIH Extramural Nexus at


NIH Director Announces Enhancements to Peer Review -

NIH Implements New Public Access Policy -


NSF Release New Grants Proposal Guide Effective January 5, 2008 -

National Science Board Approves NSF Plan for 21st Century STEM Education -