Subrecipient Budget Load Process Change

September 26, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, the Office of Sponsored Research will load subrecipient budgets at the time of initial award setup and no longer restrict them in account code 586795. Subrecipient budgets will be loaded directly into account codes 569461 (Subcontract … 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

RAM Tracker Transparency Initiative

August 31, 2018

Research Award Management (RAM) Tracker system was created to assist OSR staff and leadership with day-to-day management of post-award transactions. It provides a means to document and track actions in real-time as they move through OSR workflow. The RAM Tracker … Continued

OSR Personnel Announcement

August 31, 2018

Director of Sponsored Projects Accounting The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is very pleased to announce that effective September 4th, 2018, Jenifer Gwaltney, will serve as the Director of Sponsored Projects Accounting. As Director, she will oversee financial reporting, billing, … Continued

Research Service Centers (RSC) Update

August 29, 2018

OSR Operating Standard 900.1 requires that the recharge rates of all RSCs be formally reviewed by OSR every two years. To accomplish this requirement OSR’s Cost Analysis and Compliance (CAC) unit will be placing each RSC into one of eight … Continued

2018 Effort Certification Schedule – January to June

August 23, 2018

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 4, 2018: June to January 2018 Effort Certification Timeline … Continued

The Importance of Internal Proposal Submission Deadlines

August 23, 2018

Meeting OSR’s five business days submission deadline (Operating Standard 300.3) is vital to submitting a successful proposal. It allows Sponsored Project Specialists to review budgets thoroughly, check institutional compliance, and meet sponsor guidelines for required components. The deadline also gives … Continued

Fiscal Year 2019 Benefits Rates for Sponsored Projects

August 3, 2018

The fringe benefits and health insurance rates for sponsored projects have been set for the 2019 fiscal year. Refer to the attached rate schedules to appropriately determine personnel benefits in proposals. SCHEDULE I   Fringe Benefits      Health Insurance  … Continued