NIH Moves Towards Electronic Payments to Foreign Institutions

Starting on October 1, 2012, NIH will begin to transition payments for all foreign grantee institutions to the Payment Management System (PMS) using B subaccounts.  This new policy affects the procedure for carrying over an unobligated balance into FY2013. In order to carryover an unobligated, foreign grantees will need to follow the procedure outlined in the Guide Notice.

There is also a new policy for FFR reporting for awards to foreign grantees issued under the Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (SNAP).  For SNAP awards made after October 1, 2012, FFR expenditure data is required only at the end of a competitive segment rather than annually.

For more details on the policies and procedural changes for foreign grantees, see NOT-OD-12-139.

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