OCt 18, 2023 

Huron Employee Compensation Compliance Delay

Please be advised that we will be sending out email notifications shortly for you to certify payroll charges on your sponsored projects for the Spring and Summer Semesters in the current EIS Effort Reporting system.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the launch of the new Project Statement Certification System, Huron Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) has been delayed.  A decision was made to revert to the current EIS System for both the Spring and Summer effort certifications.   

 Sep 28, 2023 

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Conference

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) inaugural conference will unite industry, university researchers, and students, focusing on environmental sustainability, showcasing pioneering research, fostering partnerships, and promoting dialogue on cutting-edge practices to shape a sustainable future. The conference will be held on October 13, 2023

Please visit Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI) page for register and more information

 July 20, 2023 

New Project Statement Certification System to Launch in early August 2023

A new Project Statement Certification System, Huron Employee Compensation Compliance (EEC), is coming for pre-review in early August and certification will begin at the beginning of September. The system will streamline certification of payroll charged to sponsored projects and will take the place of the current system, Effort Certification Reporting System in EIS.

More information will be coming soon.

 April 25, 2023 

NIH New Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Plan Requirements

Effective January 25, 2023 NIH’s new Data Management Policy was implemented. This policy requires researchers to prospectively plan for how scientific data will be preserved and shared through submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan and to implement the approved plan. Additional information and resources available on the Application Guides & Resources, NIH tab on the GCA Pre-Award website.

 April 25, 2023 

NSF New Off-Campus and Off-Site Research Requirements

NSF’s PAPPG includes a requirement (effective January 30, 2023) for the AOR to certify that the grantee organization has in place a plan for safe and inclusive research workplace environments for any proposal including off-campus or off-site research.  Additional Information and resources available on Application Guides & Resources, NSF tab GCS Pre-Award website.

 April 25, 2023 

NSF Biographical Sketch & Current and Pending Support documents

Effective October 23, 2023 NSF will require the NSF Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents to be generated using SciENcv. It encouraged to use SciENcv prior to this time. Additional information regarding this and SciENcv of the Application Guides & Resources, NSF tab GCA Pre-Award website as well.

 April 25, 2023 

Website resources available

GRAMS Training Guides and materials, as well as other information and resources regarding budgeting, data management planning, SciENcv, ORCID, etc are now available as well. You are also encouraged to review the Sponsored Project Handbook.


While updates will be routinely made from the Pre-Award team, should you have any questions, please contact us at