News & Announcements

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Resources

MIT is one of the largest recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the country. Applications for 2024 are due October 16-20. See what resources are available to assist MIT students who are applying to this prestigious program.

New Subawards Forms Available

The RAS Subaward team introduced the new Subrecipient Letter of Intent/Commitment form during the April RAP Session. This form will aid in review at proposal time and minimize administrative burden at both proposal and award time.

Transition from Airgas to Linde Gas and Equipment

From VPF: MIT has awarded a contract for packaged gas services to Linde Gas and Equipment, effective July 1, 2023.

Charging Faculty Summer Salary – 2023 Guidelines

Updated guidelines for charging faculty summer salaries were announced on May 22nd.

NSF Safe and Inclusive Working Environment Plan

ffective January 30, 2023, PAPPG 23-1 introduced a new requirement from Chapter II.E.9, Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research, which requires the AOR to certify that an organization has a plan in place for safe and inclusive research for any proposal that proposes to conduct off-campus or off-site research. 

VPR and RAS staff attending training April 25th and 26th 

VPR and RAS staff will be attending in-house training sessions April 25th and 26th.  Staff will be prioritizing time sensitive tasks and checking and responding to email, but response times may be delayed. Thank you for understanding.

Revised FAQs for NSF PAPPG 23-1

NSF has issued revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On Proposal Preparation and Award Administration Related to the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). Any questions should be directed to the Policy Office in the Division of Institution and Award Support at

Dataset Metadata Auto-population in NSF In-progress Project Reports

Effective March 27, 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made system enhancements to the Project Reports module in to enable the auto-population of dataset metadata submitted to the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) into NSF in-progress (i.e., unsubmitted) project reports

Leadership and staffing updates

Several changes in leadership and staffing will be of interest to research administrators across MIT.

NSF PAPPG 23-1 Updates

The new NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG 23-1) went into effect on January 30, 2023.

NIH Salary Cap Increase effective January 1, 2023

The Executive Level II salary cap previously set at $203,700 has increased to $212,100 effective January 1, 2023.

Department of Energy (DOE) Interim Conflict of Interest Policy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Interim Conflict of Interest Policy Requirements, which will affect DOE Awards issued to proposals submitted on or after 12/20/2021.