Change in Project ID Set-Up Process

September 21, 2017

Effective Friday, September 22, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will implement a change in process for setting up new Project IDs for sponsored projects that are not granted automatic carryover per award terms. Currently, sponsored projects with no automatic … Continued

Changes in ecrt System to SHRA Period of Performance

September 21, 2017

A recent change was made in the ecrt system that impacted the period of performance for SHRA employees with the intent to align the period of performance for both SHRA and EHRA employees. As a result, the SHRA employees have … Continued

Application of the New Budget Pool Method

September 21, 2017

Effective immediately, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) will no longer require detailed budgets when the sponsor does not require them. Projects that do not require detailed budgeting will use the budget pool in account … Continued

NIH Loan Repayment Program – Application Process

September 8, 2017

The NIH is accepting new and renewal applications for its five (5) Loan Repayment Programs ( The application cycle is September 1, 2017 – November 15, 2017. In order to submit your application by the deadline, the UNC certification official … Continued

Upcoming Change to OSR Pre-Audit Workflow

August 22, 2017

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is restructuring OSR Pre-Audit workflow. This transition impacts the transaction approval process in ConnectCarolina. Part of this effort is to shift responsibility of Pre-Audit approval from the Research Administration (RA) to the Audit Team … Continued

Fiscal Year 2018 Fringe Benefits

August 18, 2017

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated fiscal year 2018 fringe benefits budgeting guidelines for sponsored agreements. The annual Fringe Benefits Memo is available on the OSR website at: Rates are available on the OSR website at: … Continued

Upcoming Effort Certification & ecrt Training Dates

August 7, 2017

Our next effort certification period is rapidly approaching. Here are a few important things for you to consider as we get closer to our next effort certification period beginning on September 1, 2017: January-June 2017 Effort Certification Period Timeline Pre-Review … Continued

Announcement of New Assistant Director of Contracting

August 3, 2017

I am very pleased to announce Liz Thornberry Moore as the new Assistant Director of Contracting in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). She most recently held the position of Contract Manager within the Office of Industry Contracting (OIC). Liz … Continued

Notice of Award Communication in RAMSeS

August 2, 2017

Effective August 1, 2017, OSR communications on notice of awards will be sent as an automated email from RAMSeS once an award document is received for a proposal IPF. This process replaces the current notification emails campus receives from the … Continued

Register for 2017 UNC Symposium for Research Administrators

July 10, 2017

Dear Colleagues, Registration is now open for the 2017 UNC Symposium for Research Administrators. This full day event is hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and Office of … Continued