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New Grant Application Requirements in 2023

Federal agencies are implementing several changes in 2023 to grant application processes to standardize forms, improve transparency, ensure ethical practices in research, enhance research security, and ensure public access to research. Details on these requirements are listed below. Noncompliant applications and progress reports may be returned without review.

For any questions reach out to Megan Sheffield, Interim Head of Open Scholarship / Data Services Librarian or Sheila Lischwe, Director - Sponsored Programs.

All Agencies - Current and Pending/Other Support Disclosure and Biosketch


To comply with the National Security Presidential Memo 33 (NSPM-33), agencies are:

  1. Expanding the types of information that must be disclosed on current and pending/other support and biosketch documents
  2. Requiring investigator certification of the accuracy and completeness of this information
  3. Standardizing the reporting forms

A table entitled NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance Pre- and Post-Award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support lists the types of support and information that must be disclosed. Investigators must disclose all sources of support received through their primary appointments at Clemson, and any support they receive directly from a source outside of Clemson. Consulting activities approved through Clemson do not need to be disclosed. Federal agencies and Clemson University strongly encourage the use of Science Experts Network and Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) and Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) to prepare these documents

NSF will require use of SciENcv and ORCID beginning October 1, 2023. 

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy


The National Institutes of Health implemented a new Data Management and Sharing Policy effective January 25, 2023. Data management plans must be submitted with any application that generates scientific data. Plans must:

  1. Specify the methods or approaches/repositories that will be used for data sharing
  2. Determine and budget for any costs related to data management and sharing
  3. Describe how investigators will ensure compliance with the plan, if awarded

Investigators are encouraged to review the Data Management Plan tool and create an account affiliated with Clemson University. Read the summary of the new requirement.

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