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Internal Resources

PI Eligibility

A-133 Audit

Cost Accounting Standards Board Disclosure Statement (CASB DS-2)

Tax Exempt Determination Letter

Grant Document Lookup

Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest

JHU Policy

WSE and KSAS Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest

Effort -- policies and procedures, login to Effort Reporting System, access to required training

Human Subjects Research

Homewood IRB

Intellectual Property

JHU Intellectual Property Policy

Homewood Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization Office

Responsible Conduct of Research -- KSAS and WSE policy


Fly America Act - Open Skies Agreements Matrix (courtesy Department of Physics and Astronomy)


Common Rule, 45 CFR 46 (federal policy for the protection of human subjects in research)

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Office of Management and Budget Circulars

Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

Circular A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations

Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) or Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) -- January 2013

Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook

National Institutes of Health

SF424 Application Guides

Grants Policy Statements

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

Peer Review Notes -- published by the Center for Scientific Review to inform reviewers, NIH staff and others of news related to grant application review policies, procedures and plans

Short Video with Tips for Electronic Submission Success

National Science Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions on NSF's Implementation of the Uniform Guidance, April 7, 2015

Proposal &Award Policies & Procedures Guide, January 25, 2016 (NSF 16-1)

Matrix of Automated Proposal Complicance Checks