Guidance on Partial Government Shutdown

December 21, 2018

Last Updated January 4, 2019 Guidance from UNC-Chapel Hill Administration Dear Campus Community, As you probably are aware, Congress is currently negotiating a deal to avoid a partial federal government shutdown. If an agreement is not reached today by midnight, … Continued

NIH Letter of Support Now Required for T Grants

December 20, 2018

Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice No. NOT-OD-19-029, all institutional training applications (Tl5, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TLl, TL4) submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019 must include a letter of institutional support … Continued

Revised Residual Balance Operating Standard 700.4

December 17, 2018

Effective December 17, 2018, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has revised Operating Standard 700.4 – Residual Fund Balance to include additional language that addresses projects with minimal to no direct expenses, insufficient justifications included with residual requests, and clarified … Continued

Chartfiled String Tips for Sponsored Projects

November 16, 2018

Appropriate use of chartfield strings (CFS) for financial transactions in ConnectCarolina are vital for managing, billing and reporting on sponsored research awards. CFS used for sponsored projects consist of the Fund, Source, Department ID, Account Code, Project ID, Activity 1, … Continued

Important Reminders on Notice of Awards

November 15, 2018

The award review and setup process begins when the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) receives a notice of award, either in draft or final form, from the sponsor. Recently, some sponsors have not included OSR in award funding communications. One … Continued

Subrecipient Budget Load Process Change

September 26, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, the Office of Sponsored Research will load subrecipient agreement (subagreement) budgets at the time of initial award setup and no longer restrict them in account code 586795. Subagreement budgets will be loaded directly into account codes … Continued

NIH Loan Repayment Program 2018

September 5, 2018

Due to November 10th The NIH is accepting new and renewal applications for its five (5) Loan Repayment Programs. The application cycle is September 1, 2018 – November 15, 2018. In order to submit your application by the deadline, … Continued

GradStar Account Code Update

September 4, 2018

New Account Code for Traineeship Fees Effective immediately, a new account code, 568731, is now available for Traineeship Fees. Account code 568730 will now be used exclusively for Traineeship Tuition. This change allows for separate accounting of tuition and fees … Continued

Updates to Budget Revision & Prior Approval Forms

August 31, 2018

The Prior Approval Request (PAR) and Budget Revisions (BR) forms have been updated. These updates have been in response to campus feedback to improve functionality for users. The forms released in June replace previous versions of the Budget Revision template … Continued