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Changes to the NIH AREA Program
NIH has announced changes to the R15 activity code, effective for for proposals due on or after February 25, 2019.

New NSF PAPPG 19-1
A revised version of the NSF Propsoal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide has been issued.  Effective for proposals submitted, or due on or after January 28, 2019.

Attention NSF Fastlane Users – Important Account Information
NSF has been working to migrate many of the functionalities of Fastlane to  As part of this transition, NSF has implemented a new account management system requiring existing Fastlane users to log into Fastlane/ to migrate their current account to the new system. 

Note of Caution: If you do not migrate to the new account management system, NSF/ will deny access to your account and you will not be able to initiate or prepare a proposal. 

If you have created an account or submitted a proposal to NSF in the last six months, you have likely completed this critical step.  To avoid any delays, please log into your account and verify. 

Please contact if you need assistance.

FY 19 Graduate Assistant Stipend Schedule

Effective immediately, the Graduate Assistant Stipend Schedule has been updated for FY 19.  These rates are effective July 1, 2018.  Please use the new rates when preparing budgets that include graduate assistants.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Faculty and staff are reminded that any projects involving  the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) must comply with all relevant government and University regulations.  Any use of an UAS  for a University or grant supported project, whether or not on campus property, is prohibited prior to receiving appropriate approvals.  To allow the necessary time to gather any required federal certifications or approvals, researchers are encouraged to contact SIUC’s Plant and Service UAV Operations office as early as possible.