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  • National Science Foundation Update

    Updates to NSF Awards Terms and Conditions Effective for awards starting on or after October 4, 2021, NSF Award Terms and Conditions have been revised: NSF Agency Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions (ASR) Grant General Conditions (GC-1) … Continued

  • Update: COVID Airfare Credits

    Returned COVID Airfare Credits to Sponsored Projects As mentioned in the memo sent by UNC Travel Services, a journal entry has been processed to centrally credit the value of applicable airfare tickets back to the original chartfield string (CFS) used … Continued

  • New F&A Rate Agreement & DHHS Service Rates Update

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has received the updated F&A Rate Agreement and added the FY 2022 DHHS Service Rates to the Information Sheet. The F&A rates remain the same as on the prior rate agreement. The Facilities and Administrative Rates … Continued

  • Coming Soon: New Webpage!

    New Subagreement Webpage and Resources The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to announce a NEW Subagreement Webpage coming soon!   Contribute Content for the Webpage We are inviting you to be a part of the process of developing this new resource … Continued

  • Update – OSR Cost Share Journal Entry Type

    Clarification on New OSR Cost Share Journal Type The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is providing additional guidance on the new Campus Journal Entry (JE) type called ‘OSR-COST SHARE‘. What This JE is only used to record the following types … Continued

  • *New* NIH Requirements for Logins

    NIH requiring multi-factor authentication for logins The National Institute of Health (NIH) is improving security and as a result is requiring stronger proof that a person logging into their system is who they say they are. This change will happen … Continued

  • New Form Released

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and UNC Travel & Expenses have worked together to create the Fly America Act Waiver Request Form. This form has been added to OSR’s Forms and Tools webpage in the Prior Approval and Waiver … Continued

  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs 2021

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting new and renewal applications for its Loan Repayment Programs that provide support to health professionals pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral research. The application cycle is September 1, 2021 – November 18, … Continued

  • Update to RAM Reports

    New Monthly Snapshot Reports The Monthly Reports Tab is now available in RAM Reports. This enhancement provides the ability to view and download monthly snapshot reports for the overall award as well as individual projects. The reports are available in … Continued

  • FY 2022 Fringe Benefits Released

    Updates were made to Health Insurance Rates and Retirement Contributions for Full-Time Permanent EHRA/SHRA employees, Post Doc Trainees, and Research Associates. Please refer to the Fringe Benefit memo, updated Schedule I & II, and Information Sheet to appropriately determine personnel … Continued

  • Update to Graduate Student Fees Table

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated the Graduate Student Fees Table on the OSR website. These updates are made based on the Cashier’s Office information for FY 2021-2022 Graduate Student Fees. Updated Categories Campus Security Student Health Grad … Continued

  • ePAR Deadline and Processing Requirements

    Reminder: Submit ePARs Prior to the Deadline During the summer months, May-August, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) experiences an increased volume of ePARs, most of which are related to summer salary payments. To ensure that employees receive payments on … Continued

  • New Operating Standard and Procedure

    Prepaid Cards and Procedure The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to release OSR Operating Standard 500.17 – Prepaid Cards and Procedure for 500.17 – Prepaid Card Request & Reconciliation. Both may be located via OSR’s website or directly … Continued

  • Updated Budget Revision/Prior Approval Forms

    New Account Code 558430 to Pay Educational Awards to Non-UNC Enrolled Students A new budget (and expense) account code 558430 – Educational Award Non-Enroll, Non-Student Payments has been added to the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Budget Revision and Prior … Continued

  • Coming Soon! RAM Reports Enhancement

    New Monthly Snapshot Reports In August 2021, after July closes, the Monthly Reports Tab will be available in RAM Reports. This enhancement provides the ability to view and download monthly snapshot reports for the overall award as well as individual … Continued

  • Office of Sponsored Research Update

    OSR Office in AOB Open to Visitors In alignment with the University’s return to campus guidance, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has opened our office to the public beginning Monday, July 19. Please see below for more information about … Continued

  • Released – OSR Cost Share Journal Entry Type

    New OSR Journal for Recording Committed Cost Share Cost Share, also referred to as matching or in-kind contribution, is the financial portion of a sponsored project that is not covered by sponsor funds. Based on individual project agreements, committed cost-share … Continued

  • New Account Codes for Study Subject Payments & Expenses

    Effective July 1, 2021, accounts 514810 (Study Subject Payments) and 514820 (Study Subject Expenses) will be replaced by the new accounts below for all voucher payments and cash advance settlements related to study subjects. The new account codes now roll … Continued

  • ePAR Deadline and Processing Requirements

    Reminder: Submit ePARs Prior to the Deadline During the summer months, May-August, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) experiences an increased volume of ePARs, most of which are related to summer salary payments. To ensure that employees receive payments on … Continued

  • Coming Soon – New OSR Journal Entry Type

    New OSR Journal for Recording Committed Cost Share Cost Share, also referred to as matching or in-kind contribution, is the financial portion of a sponsored project that is not covered by sponsor funds. Based on individual project agreements, committed cost-share … Continued

  • Office of Sponsored Research Vacant Positions

    OSR is Expanding Our Contracting team! The Office of Sponsored Research is currently recruiting for five positions to add to its expanding Research Administration Contracting team. We are adding an additional contracting team to support complex clinical and non-clinical research … Continued

  • NSF Guidance and Science and Security Update

    NSF Releases Updated PAPPG NSF has released the updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1). This is effective for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. Please note that these changes ONLY apply … Continued

  • Updates to Guidance on Science and Security Webpage

    New Due Date for NIH Biosketch & Other Support Formats National Institutes of Health (NIH) released Notice NOT-OD-21-110 which describes the implementation of the updated Other Support and Biosketch format pages and associated instructions, as outlined in NOT-OD-21-073. The updated … Continued

  • Industry Contracting Webpage Has Moved

    Industry Contracting webpage is now on OSR website The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to announce that the Office of Industry Contracting webpage previously located at research.unc.edu/oic has now moved to the OSR website as a new page … Continued

  • The OSR Deposit Memo

    Deposits to Projects Require an OSR Deposit Memo The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) recently updated the OSR Deposit Memo that should be used with all deposits sent to OSR. Correctly completed deposit memos expedite processing and decreases errors as … Continued

  • OSR Leadership Announcement

    Lance Underwood – New Assistant Director for RA We are pleased to announce Lance Underwood as a new Assistant Director of Research Administration in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). He most recently held the position of OSR Research Administration … Continued

  • OSR Operating Standards Have Moved

    Effective May 1, 2021, Operating Standards and Procedures for the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) officially migrated to the new University repository for policies, standards, and procedures. UNC Policystat, where all University policies were maintained, is being decommissioned. As part … Continued

  • Changes Coming to Student Payments

    GradStar Update and Processing Student Payments Beginning August 2021, payments for student stipends, scholarships, fellowships, awards, or any other payments that directly benefit education-related expenses for undergraduate or graduate students will no longer be paid through Accounts Payable (AP) campus … Continued

  • Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS)

    Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for Fiscal Year 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released Notice NOT-OD-21-107 which announces publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. April 2021). The NIHGPS provides both up-to-date … Continued

  • New Process and Guidance Released for BPU Projects

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to announce a new process and related guidance for identifying and managing Billable Per Unit (BPU) Projects. BPU projects are defined as contracts that provide for an indefinite quantity of supplies or … Continued

  • New Guidance for NIH Other Support and Biosketches

    Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after 5/25/2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released Notice NOT-OD-21-073 concerning upcoming changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format page. The updated … Continued

  • Personnel Tab in RAM Reports is Now Live

    RAM Reports Enhancement: Personnel Tab Research Administration Management (RAM) Reports are brought to you by the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Information Technology Services (ITS) to offer enhanced reporting for sponsored project financials. The addition of the Personnel Tab … Continued

  • Welcome to Carolina RAPiDs Training!

    New Course Released The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to release the fourth course in Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) – Financial Concepts for Sponsored Projects. In this course, you will experience a new layout … Continued

  • Fiscal Year 2021 Fringe Benefits Update

    Updates were made to Social Security (OASDI) Maximum Taxable Salary Base and Maximum Contribution, Compensation Limits Subject to Retirement (TSERS & ORP), UNC Faculty Physicians (FP) Supplemental and Dental Insurance. Please refer to the Fringe Benefit memo, updated Schedule I … Continued

  • New Section on OSR Science & Security Webpage

    National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 889 In August 2020, the federal government began to implement a new requirement in contract and grants – Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 (FY2019). Some of … Continued

  • OSR Information Sheet Updates

    FY21 Salary Cap for Grants and Cooperative Agreements In National Institutes of Health notice NOT-OD-21-057, updated guidance has been provided regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2021. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, restricts the amount of … Continued

  • New Salary Cap for FY21 – ARHQ Only

    Salary Cap for AHRQ Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts In National Institutes of Health notice NOT-HS-21-007, updated guidance has been provided for applicants, grantees, and contractors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) regarding salary cap limitations imposed … Continued

  • New OSR Independent Contractor (IC) Form

    Independent Contractor & External Personnel Questionnaire The OSR Independent Contractor & External Personnel Questionnaire (OSR IC Form) captures independent contractor information and P.I confirmation for payment of independent contractors on sponsored project (replacing the previously required FCOI form). The OSR … Continued

  • Coverage Extended for UNC-CH Liability Insurance

    Information Sheet Update: Insurance Certification of Liability Coverage Extended Liability coverage for UNC-CH has been extended to January 31, 2021 and the certificate has also been updated on the OSR Information Sheet. Please reach out to ResAdminOSR@unc.edu with any questions … Continued

  • University Closure and OSR Deadlines

    The University will be closed on December 24 and reopen on January 4, 2021. During the closure, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to process proposal and award transactions. To ensure our office can meet any … Continued

  • Issues with Cayuse and Internet Explorer

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Cayuse recommend users no longer use Internet Explorer (IE) when working in Cayuse. There is a known issue with loading proposal lists, viewing proposals, and validating errors in IE. As Microsoft’s planned phasing … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Closeout Emails and Updates

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), in conjunction with the Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS), is excited to announce that the information and triggers for the RAMSeS Automated Closeout emails that send at 90, 45, and 7 days from … Continued

  • eRA Commons Updates

    eRA Commons Updates: RPPR requirements and New Look for JIT RPPRs and Trainee Diversity Reports Effective October 30, 2020, institutions that receive specified institutional research training grants, institutional career development awards, and research education awards are required to submit the … Continued

  • Get Ready! Symposium is Coming Soon…

      2020 Symposium will be presented virtually via Zoom The annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is a forum to provide campus research administrators with the most current information on policies, regulations, and best practices for conducting research at the … Continued

  • Federal Guidance Reminder on COVID-19

    Extension of Administrative Relief on Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not issued an update to further extend administrative relief guidelines as outlined in prior memoranda M-20-26 – Extension of Administrative … Continued

  • FFCRA Leave Allowed on Sponsored Projects

    FFCRA Leave Allowed on Sponsored Projects Per the updated guidance provided in the recent COVID-19 webinar on Salary & Effort, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has confirmed that FFCRA leave is an allowable charge on all sponsored projects. As … Continued

  • OSR Training | COVID-19 Impacts Series

    Impacts of COVID-19 on Salary and Effort Management In this pre-recorded session the presenters covered a number of important impacts that COVID-19 is having on both salary and effort management. This session provides important updates to OSR guidance and covers: … Continued

  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs 2020

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting new and renewal applications for its five (5) Loan Repayment Programs that provide support to health professionals pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral research. The application cycle is September 1, 2020 – … Continued

  • Science & Security Webinar: Data Security

    This presentation will focus on why securing unpublished and controlled research data is so important. It will provide information on state and federal data security requirements as well as foreign travel tips. The presentation will also provide a guide to … Continued

  • Now Available: Updates to RAM Reports

    OSR and ITS Release New RAM Reports Enhancements Research Administration Management (RAM) Reports were developed through a partnership with the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Information Technology Services (ITS). RAM Reports deliver financial information via an enhanced reporting tool … Continued

  • Update to Subagreement Initiation Portal Amendment Form

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has released an update to the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP). Key Change with this SIP Update Effective September 4, 2020 Budget Justifications are no longer required for ALL applicable amendment requests.

  • Coming Soon: Updates to RAM Reports

    OSR and ITS Releasing Updates to RAM Reports Research Administration Management (RAM) Reports were developed through a partnership with the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide an improved tool to manage sponsored project financials. … Continued

  • Effort Certification Start Date Delayed

    Due to a major update to the server that houses the ecrt system, the start date of the effort certification period for the January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020 period of performance has been delayed to Tuesday, September 15, … Continued

  • FY 2021 Fringe Benefits and Updated SAM Registration

    The Fringe Benefits Memo for FY 2021 has been released. Please refer to the updated Schedule I & II, the updated DHHS Chart, as well as OSR’s Information Sheet to appropriately determine personnel benefits in proposals. SCHEDULE I Fringe Benefits … Continued

  • Coming Soon: Updates to the Subgreement Initiation Portal

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is soon releasing updates to the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP). As a reminder, SIP is an online form used to streamline the process for requesting subagreement actions and ultimately, improve their timely execution. OSR … Continued

  • Graduate Student Fees Update (AY 20-21)

    The Graduate School has released the Graduate Student Fees Memo for AY 20-21 with updated guidance on paying mandatory graduate student fees. OSR’s Graduate Student Fees Table has also been updated to reflect the new academic year but there are … Continued

  • Coming Soon: Sponsored Project Notifications

    New Process for Sponsored Project Notifications The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) in partnership with the Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS) and Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce a new process that will keep you informed on … Continued

  • OSR Training | COVID-19 Webinar Series

    Impacts of COVID-19: Managing Non-Profit Funded Projects The webinar will discuss the unique characteristics of non-profit funding. It will provide an overview of the University’s Policies related to the pandemic and their impact on non-profit funding. We will cover the … Continued

  • Updates on Science and Security Guidance

    Recent Updates Updates in General, UNC, and Sponsor Specific Background and Related Policies and Procedures Updated NSF and Department of Education sections Updated General FAQs Background The University remains strongly committed to encouraging and supporting collaborative research efforts worldwide. However, … Continued

  • Research Playbook Release

    Introducing the Proposal Playbook The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), Operational Excellence team and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) collaborated on initiatives to improve and streamline the management of externally sponsored research programs at the University. … Continued

  • OSR Symposium Announcement

    Changes in Place for Symposium 2020 After careful consideration during the planning for our annual research Symposium, we determined that changes need to occur in order to have an event that takes into account the wellbeing of our entire research … Continued

  • COVID-19 Related Reminders on Federal Contracts

    Sponsor Prior Approval Required on Federal Contracts As a reminder, Federal Contracts do not automatically apply the flexibilities outlined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Details regarding any contract and approvals for salary charges must be directed to … Continued

  • OSR Training | COVID-19 Webinar Series

    Impacts of COVID-19: Federal Grants & Contracts This webinar will cover how Federal grants are different from Federal contracts and how this difference impacts the way each is managed. It will highlight the flexibility provided by the OMB, updates for … Continued

  • OSR Training | COVID-19 Webinar Series

    COVID-19 Impacts on Industry Webinar Video Released This webinar was brought to you by OSR’s Industry Contracting team and the Development Office’s Industry Relations unit to provide guidance on working with industry partners during this time of uncertainty. More details … Continued

  • Federal Guidance Update Related to COVID-19

    Extension of Administrative Relief on Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued an updated memorandum that provides extensions to administrative relief guidelines outlined in prior memoranda. Please reference the details on … Continued

  • Welcome to Carolina RAPiDs Training!

    New Course Released The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to release the third course in Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) – Sponsored Projects Overview About RAPiDs The Certificate in Research Certification is comprised of three … Continued

  • COVID-19 Impacts and Federal Progress Report Submissions

    This notice pertains to guidance for federal grants and cooperative agreements. Progress Reports / RPPRs As a reminder, it is required to include research impacts of COVID-19 in your progress reports (RPPRs). Recipients of federally funded research must report on … Continued

  • FY2020 Year-End Reminders

    Below are reminders from the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) to make sure all financial transactions are completed and posted for sponsored programs. Pre-Audit Approvals Remember that certain transactions require Pre-Audit approval from OSR prior to receiving Finance approval. June … Continued

  • Process Change for LOGs and Outgoing Subs

    Project ID for outgoing sub generated when LOG processed Effective today, at the time a LOG (Letter of Guarantee or Financial Guarantee as it is named in RAMSeS) is fully processed for a pending award, all relevant project IDs will … Continued

  • RAM Reports Now Available

    OSR and ITS release a new financial reporting tool Research Administration Management (RAM) Reports were developed through a partnership with the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide an improved tool to manage sponsored project … Continued

  • Temporary Core/Research Service Center Rate Increase Option Due to COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 event and UNC’s policy for paying qualifying communicable disease mandatory employees (CDMEs) time and a half compensation for working on campus, the Cores/Research Service Centers (RSC) will have the option to temporarily increase their recharge … Continued

  • Federal Sponsor Updates on COVID-19

    Updated Guidance from OMB, NIH, NSF, DOD, USAMRAA The Office of Sponsored Research has been closely monitoring updates from our sponsors on proposal and award management concerns with regards to COVID-19. The Council on Government Relations (COGR) is another resource … Continued

  • Salary Cap for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

    In National Institutes of Health notice NOT-OD-20-065, updated guidance has been provided regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2020. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the … Continued

  • Calendar Year 2020 Fringe Benefits Memo

    Updates were made to Social Security (OASDI) Maximum Taxable Salary Base, Compensation Limits Subject to Retirement (TSERS & ORP), UNC Faculty Physicians (FP) Supplemental and Dental Insurance. Please refer to the updated Schedule I & II as well as OSR’s … Continued

  • New Salary Cap for FY20 – AHRQ Only

    In Notice NOT-HS-20-006, updated guidance has been provided for applicants, grantees, and contractors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2020. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Public Law … Continued

  • Carolina RAPiDs – Course 2 Release

    New Course Released The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to release the second course in Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) – An Introduction to Research Administration About RAPiDs The Carolina RAPiDs Certificate in Research Certification … Continued

  • OSR Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP) Q&A Sessions

    The Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP), a web-portal consisting of online forms required for requesting subagreement actions, has been in place since October and the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will be offering two Q&A sessions on campus. Each session will … Continued

  • Updates on Graduate Student Fees

    In conjunction with ITS and the Graduate School, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated the guidance on the OSR Website for budgeting and charging graduate student fees. Effective with this announcement, all graduate student fees* may be budgeted … Continued

  • Update on Science and Security – 01/07/2020

    Collaborations are often the cornerstone of success in the research community and the University remains strongly committed to that idea by encouraging and supporting collaborative efforts worldwide. Concerns have been raised by Federal entities that certain international activities have begun … Continued

  • Revision to Operating Standard on Consultants

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has made a revision to Operating Standard 500.12 – Consultants. The purpose of this operating standard is to ensure that independent contractors conduct their portions of research projects in compliance with applicable regulations and … Continued

  • University Closure and OSR Deadlines

    The University will be closed on December 24 and reopen on January 2, 2020. During the closure, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to process proposal and award transactions. To ensure our office can meet any … Continued

  • Release of Science and Security Guidance

    Collaborations are often the cornerstone of success in the research community and the University remains strongly committed to that idea by encouraging and supporting collaborative efforts worldwide. Concerns have been raised by Federal entities that certain international activities have begun … Continued

  • Registration open – SRAI Training for Research Administrators @ UNC

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to annouce an upcoming training opportunity presented by the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI). A Walk-Through of NIH Awards with Workshops on Export Controls and NIH Training Grants November 12 – … Continued

  • Cash Advance Documentation Update

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated 500.14, Procedure 1 – Cash Advance Requests and Reconciliations to reflect that original documentation is no longer required for cash advance reconciliations charged to sponsored projects. OSR will accept electronic copies of … Continued

  • OSR Releases the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP)

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to release the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP), a web-portal consisting of several online forms required for requesting subagreement actions. SIP is a one-stop shop to Initiate a Subagreement, Amend an Existing Subagreement, … Continued

  • Second Session Now Available for OSR RAFTs

    Due to overwhelming interest for the RAFTs on Wednesday, October 23, OSR is holding an additional session to cover the same topic/discussion on Tuesday, October 29. What are RAFTs? OSR RAFTs (Research Administration Forum and Training sessions) provide in-person training … Continued

  • Welcome to Carolina RAPiDs Training!

    About the Program The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to release the first course in Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system). Carolina RAPiDs is an online training program designed to provide comprehensive training for research administrators … Continued

  • New Guidance for SBIR and STTR Programs

    A number of federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense receive congressionally mandated funding to support research and development activities under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and … Continued

  • Updated guidance on NIH policies and FAQs regarding Other Support, Foreign Components, and Financial Conflicts of Interests

    Updated guidance from the vice chancellor for research on foreign influence concerns can be found here. In May, notice was sent from the Office of the Vice Chancellor to the research community regarding the resources available at our University in … Continued

  • Budgeting Fringe Benefits and Fixed Health Insurance Rates for FY 2020

    Due to a veto of the proposed FY 2019-2020 budget for the State of North Carolina, the annual update to fringe benefits and health insurance rates for sponsored projects has not occurred. The Office of Sponsored Research has elected to … Continued

  • NIH Changes to Fetal Human Tissue Research

    Revised on: August 28, 2019 New FAQs page on the NIH Website In response to NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-128 on Changes to NIH Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research, NIH has published a Frequently Asked Questions section on this topic. … Continued

  • New NSF Biosketch Requirements

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to … Continued

  • ServiceNow Launch and OSR

    ITS help.unc.edu is getting a makeover! Not only is the design changing to be more modern and user-friendly, but the underlying system used to track support and service requests (Remedy tickets) will change to a new platform called ServiceNow and … ServiceNow Launch and OSR“>Continued

  • Correction to Graduate Student Fees Table

    A correction in the sum totals for Allowable fees on the Graduate Student Fees Table has been made in both the annual and semester columns. One of the allowable fees had accidentally been omitted from the sum total amounts and … Continued

  • Internal Proposal Submission Deadlines

    In support of the University’s research mission, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and the SOM Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) share responsibility for the review and submission of research proposals. This shared responsibility is defined in the OSR Operating Standard … Continued

  • Research.gov Proposal Submissions

    Updates to Research.gov Proposal Submissions The following updates have been made to Research.gov effective June 24, 2019: Ability to submit collaborative proposals containing subawards An auto-generated email will now be sent to SPOs and AORs when PIs enable proposal access … Continued

  • Budgeting Guidance for Graduate Student Fees

    Revised on: August 27, 2019 Updated FY20 Rates for Allowable Fees on Federal Funding Earlier this year, the UNC Graduate School announced a mandate updating University guidelines for payment of mandatory graduate student fees for Fall 2019 implementation. In response, … Continued

  • Cayuse Application Update

    Cayuse is Operational Cayuse is available to users again. If you experience any additional issues using the application, please contact ORIS at 919-843-2594 or email Lori Saddler, lsaddler@email.unc.edu. OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List

  • Cayuse Down June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Cayuse Unavailable To resolve performance issues in Cayuse noticed by several users on campus, the Cayuse application will be down for updates beginning at 12:15 today. Please immediately save your data and logout of the application. We anticipate the downtime … Continued

  • OSR Operating Standards Moving to PolicyStat

    Effective July 1, 2019, Operating Standards and Procedures for the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will migrate to PolicyStat, the official repository for policies, procedures, and standards at UNC-Chapel Hill. After migration, the OSR Operating Standards and Procedures webpage will … Continued

  • RAM Tracker Transparency Update

    New RAM Tracker Transparency Dashboard Research Award Management (RAM) Tracker was created to assist the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) with day-to-day management of award requests by providing real-time visibility of transaction status in process. The RAM Tracker Transparency roll-out … Continued

  • Graduate Student Fees Allowable on Federal Funding Sources

    The UNC Graduate School announced a new mandate on March 7, 2019, updating University guidelines for payment of mandatory graduate student fees. The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has identified the standard fees that may be charged to Federal research … Continued

  • Update to the RAMSeS Internal Processing Form

    New International Activities Questions in the IPF Effective May 10, 2019, the RAMSeS Internal Processing Form (IPF) displays a new question in the “General Proposal Information” section. Will the proposed project involve activities primarily focused outside of the United States? … Continued

  • Reporting Harassment Findings and Actions to the National Science Foundation

    Memorandum RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2019 FROM: Terry Magnuson Vice Chancellor for Research Felicia Washington Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement RE: Reporting Harassment Findings and Actions to the National Science Foundation Please visit the Office of Sponsored … Reporting Harassment Findings and Actions to the National Science Foundation“>Continued

  • NIH Releases New Salary Cap for FY19

    Updated Salary Cap for Grants and Cooperative Agreements Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice NOT-OD-19-099, the Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 6, 2019, the salary cap … Continued

  • Update on Revision of NSF PAPPG

    New Effective Date for the Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. We are … Continued

  • Update on eRA Commons Login Issues

    Because of new security protocols recently put in place, eRA Commons user profiles were reset to comply with the NIH’s password policy (passwords must be reset every 120 days). eRA Commons users experiencing issues logging in due to the expiration … Continued

  • Updated FY 2019 Fringe Benefits Memo

    Budgeting Fringe Benefits and Fixed Health Insurance Rates The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 fringe benefits budgeting guidelines for sponsored agreements have been updated to reflect calendar year changes to the following categories: Social Security (OASDI) Maximum Taxable Salary Base Compensation … Continued

  • Guidance on Partial Government Shutdown

    Last Updated January 31, 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

  • OSR’s Fall Newsletter is Now Available

    Please click on the image below to read the latest newsletter from OSR. Fall 2018: Issue 3 OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List

  • NIH Letter of Support Now Required for T Grants

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Due to ResAdminOSR@unc.edu 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

    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

  • OSR Personnel Announcement

    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

    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

  • Registration Open for the 2018 Symposium!

    The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce that registration for the 5th annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is open! This event will take place on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at the McColl Building of the UNC Kenan-Flagler … Continued

  • New Process for Budgeting and Applying Health Insurance Costs for Faculty’s Summer Salary

    Effective for Summer 2018, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is implementing a change in how health insurance costs are both budgeted and sourced for faculty with 9 month appointments. Since ConnectCarolina recognizes no distinction between 9 month appointment pay … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Enhancements

    Improved RAMSeS Contact Search Tool and New Certificate of Confidentiality Guidance A RAMSeS system enhancement has been implemented to improve the Contact search tool in the RAMSeS Help Menu and incorporate new requirements and communication on Certificate of Confidentiality pertaining … Continued

  • Save the Date: August 10th

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce the next UNC Symposium for Research Administrators will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the McColl Building of the UNC Kenan-Flagler …

    New Business Process for Budget Revisions and Prior Approvals

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is currently in the process of updating forms used by Research Administrators to improve efficiency. The first improvements are to the Budget Revisions and Institutional Prior … Continued

  • OSR Website Redesign

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Redesigned OSR Website is Here! The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to announce the release of a redesigned website! Internal and campus feedback was used to implement the redesign … Continued

  • Call for Abstracts

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 5th Annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce a call for abstracts to present at the 5th Annual Symposium for Research Administrators. The deadline … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Enhancements

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to announce a two-part RAMSeS system enhancement. RAM Tracker Transparency and a new Attachments section in the RAMSeS Billing Tab will provide campus users … Continued

  • Updated Fringe Benefits Memorandum for Fiscal 2018

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective July 1, the university is implementing a central pool for the payout of terminal level (see memo here). This central terminal leave payout pool will fund any unused vacation and bonus … Continued

  • Central Pool for Terminal Leave Payouts – Effective July 1, 2018

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Date: March 26, 2018 To: Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs From: Andy Johns, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Dwayne Pinkney, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations Re: Implementation of … Continued

  • Correction to Additional GSHIP Charges Posted

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List This notice confirms that the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has addressed the UNC Finance transaction on October 31, 2017 that posted additional GSHIP charges (related to memo below) by reversing the … Continued

  • Fiscal 2017 System Error in KK Budgets for Clinical Trials – Error Resolved

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Last year it was identified that budgets for some clinical trials were inadvertently impacted by fiscal year end transactions in the accrual ledger. This caused unintended budget fluctuations on some clinical trial … Continued

  • New RAMSeS System Enhancements

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List A RAMSeS systems update has been scheduled for tonight. The purpose of this update is to increase transparency and provide campus users access to relevant research administration information. Much of this update … Continued

  • RAMSeS Patch Notes v. 3.06

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Internal Processing Form – NIH Mechanism The NIH Mechanism is now required if ‘NIH Grant’ has been selected in the ‘Award Type’ field For NIH T-Series Mechanism, a pop-up window will include … Continued

  • Policy Update – Unallowable Expenditures and Overdrafts

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective December 21, 2017, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has an updated Policy pertaining to Unallowable Expenditures and Overdrafts and has provided a new Procedure document to clarify the existing process. … Continued

  • OSR December Break Proposal Submission Deadlines

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The University will be closed on December 25, 2017, and reopen on January 2, 2018. Due to this closure, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to submit proposals. … Continued

  • Updated Policy and Procedure for Cost Transfers

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective December 1, 2017, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has an updated Policy and Procedure pertaining to Cost Transfers for all sponsored projects. Effective with this updated policy, the following deadlines … Continued

  • Update on System Error in KK budgets for Clinical Trials

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List During the months of July and August, budgets for some clinical trials were inadvertently impacted by fiscal year end transactions in the accrual ledger. As a result, there were unintended budget reductions … Continued

  • Updated Policy and Procedure for Residual Fund Balances

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective October 17, 2017, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has an updated Policy and Procedure pertaining to residual fund balances on fixed price agreements. Effective with this updated policy, residual balances … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Personnel Role for Lead PI Changes

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective October 18, 2017, an update to the RAMSeS Award Administration module will introduce a new personnel role called New Lead Principal Investigator (New Lead PI) and new data lock rules. The … Continued

  • Checking Payroll Suspense Chartfields

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has noticed an increasing number of employees with payroll distributing to suspense in recent months. In the last biweekly or monthly payroll for September 2017, there … Continued

  • Change in Project ID Set-Up Process

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Changes in ecrt System to SHRA Period of Performance

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Application of the New Budget Pool Method

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • NIH Loan Repayment Program – Application Process

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The NIH is accepting new and renewal applications for its five (5) Loan Repayment Programs (www.lrp.nih.gov). The application cycle is September 1, 2017 – November 15, 2017. In order to submit your … Continued

  • Upcoming Change to OSR Pre-Audit Workflow

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Fiscal Year 2018 Fringe Benefits

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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: https://research.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/61/2017/08/FY-2018-Annual-Fringe-Benefits-Memorandum_Final.pdf Rates … Continued

  • Upcoming Effort Certification & ecrt Training Dates

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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, … Continued

  • Announcement of New Assistant Director of Contracting

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Notice of Award Communication in RAMSeS

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Register for 2017 UNC Symposium for Research Administrators

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • New Budgeting Model Available for Private Sponsors

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Colleagues – Current University policy on Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost recovery for sponsored projects accommodates reduced or waived F&A for Non-Profit Sponsors when the sponsor has a published policy limiting F&A … Continued

  • Purchasing Computers on Sponsored Projects

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Recent changes in Federal regulations as outlined in Uniform Guidance have allowed awardees more flexibility to charge computers to sponsored projects as direct costs. As a result of these changes, the Office … Continued

  • Revised RAMSeS IPF Routing Structure

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List IMPLEMENTATION: Thursday, May 25, 2017 after 7:00 P.M. IMPACT: Only IPFs created and routed after implementation will utilize the new passive approval process. IPFs created prior to implementation and routed after the … Continued

  • Gift vs. Sponsored Project

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Private fundraising is central to Carolina’s future. When corporations, foundations, and other private donors provide gifts to the university, the funds are handled entirely by the Development Office. When these entities provide … Continued

  • NIH Salary Cap – Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Currently the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, restricts the amount of direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards to the Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. … Continued

  • Director, Research Administration, Office of Sponsored Research

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Teixeira will join the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) as the Director of Research Administration. Jennifer has over 15 years of university experience with 12 … Continued

  • Interim Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Research

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List It is my pleasure to welcome Renee Gonzales as the new Interim Executive Director of UNC’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). Reporting to me, Renee will lead the OSR’s daily operations, including … Continued

  • Save the Date OSR Sponsored Training Opportunity

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce a special 2-day training opportunity in conjunction with The Society for Research Administration International. SRA International is the premier research management association; providing … Continued

  • New Facilities and Administration Rate

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List On January 7, 2017, UNC finalized its new facilities and administrative (F&A) rate agreement with DHHS. Beginning July 1, 2017, UNC’s new F&A rate will be increased from 52.0% to 55.5%. Please … Continued

  • Office of Sponsored Research Town Hall

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List OSR Update Please join us for a discussion on recent developments and changes within the UNC Office of Sponsored Research regarding: Office Transition Update and New Hires Departmental and OSR Lifecycle Roles … Continued

  • OSR Holiday Schedule

    As a reminder, the University is officially closed starting at 5 pm on Friday, December 23rd and will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, January 3rd. The Office of Sponsored Research will also be closed during this period. All research … Continued

  • OSR Transformation

    The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce the initial launch of its organizational transformation. Pre-Award Services has merged with Award Management to form the new Research Administration group under the direction of John Sites, who will serve as … Continued

  • RASG Fall Forum 2016 Recap

    On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, RASG hosted the 2016 Fall Forum.  The agenda and presenters included: Welcome and Introduce RASG Committee — Joni Bowling (joni_bowling@unc.edu) Fall Forum Flyer OSR Transformation Updates — Andy Johns (andy_johns@unc.edu) Closeout Process — Jenifer Gwaltney … Continued

  • RASG Fall Forum 2016

    Save the Date! On Wednesday, November 9th, RASG will be hosting their 2016 Fall Forum. The event will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 in the Fox Auditorium in Carrington Hall. More information to come!

  • FDP Expanded Clearinghouse Pilot

    Our institution has joined the Federal Demonstration Project (FDP) Expanded Clearinghouse Pilot. The Expanded Clearinghouse pilot seeks to test an Entity Profile, including using a national repository of posted information as a less burdensome alternative to achieve the stewardship obligations … Continued

  • 2016 UNC Research Symposium Presentation Materials

    Presentation materials from select sessions are now available online and can be found here. Thank you to all participants for making this year’s symposium the most successful yet.

  • 2016 UNC Research Symposium Registration — July 29

    We are pleased to launch the registration for the 2016 UNC Research Administration Symposium! This event will be held on Friday, July 29th with registration beginning at 7:30 am and the last session ending at 4:10 pm. Please follow this … Continued

  • Town Hall Meeting

    Please join us for an interactive conversation about the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). We will share updates on OSR’s ‘surge’ efforts, personnel changes, as well as current and upcoming initiatives. Come share your thoughts, voice your concerns and ask … Continued

  • 3rd Annual Symposium for Research Administrators

      Colleagues I am pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Research Symposium, which will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and sponsored by the Office of the … Continued

  • Upcoming Effort Certification Period

    On March 1st, the University will begin the effort certification period for FY15 and for the first half of FY16. Currently, we are in the pre-review period, and on March 1st, we will ask you log into ecrt, review the … Continued

  • Pilot Program for Enhancement of Employee Whistleblower Protections

    In order to encourage employees to report fraud, waste, and abuse in federally funded programs, the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2013 (41 U.S.C. § 4712), established the “Pilot Program for Enhancement of Employee Whistleblower Protections” (the “Program”).  The … Continued

  • FY 2016 Fringe Benefit Rates – DDD Memo dated 10/06/2015

    Please refer to the DDD memo for Fiscal Year 2016 fringe benefit rates for budgeting on sponsored agreements.

  • OSR Budget Controls

    Please read the email from Vanessa Peoples regarding changes to OSR budget controls effective October 5, 2015.

  • Fall Proposal Deadlines

    Please read the email from John Sites regarding the upcoming proposal deadlines.

  • Retroactive Funding Swap Tool

    Please read Robin Cyr’s email regarding the Funding Swap ePAR system shutdown and important deadlines.

  • OSR Transformation Project

    Please read DDD email from Robin Cyr regarding an initiative to address operational issues.

  • Personnel Announcement

    OSR recently promoted Brian Collier to Assistant Director of Award Management.  (link to email)

  • NIH Guide Notice: NOT-OD-15-106

    Please read the NIH Guide notice Applicant Responsibilities in Maintaining the Integrity of NIH Peer Review

  • Summer Effort Guidance

    With summer right around the corner, I know many of you are working on summer salary actions.  Please refer to the document Summer Effort Guidance that was prepared in response to questions posed last summer.  At this site of OSR Standard … Continued

  • NIH Announcement

    NIH has published a notice about potential delays in their issuing awards this May. Please see the full notice for more information, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-088.html.  

  • Announcement: OSR Quarterly Forum

    Please join us for the Quarterly Forum update on May 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Bondurant Hall, Room G100.

  • Guidance: Gift vs Sponsored Project

    In March, a DDD memo was sent providing guidance on classifying gifts and sponsored projects.  Accurately distinguishing between gifts and sponsored projects is important for a several reasons.  There are variations regarding how gifts and sponsored projects should be budgeted … Continued

  • Sharing of F&A Cost Reimbursements in Collaborations

    As a follow up to a discussion held at the OSR quarterly forum on February 10, 2015, we have been made aware that the information provided on the F&A sharing section of the eIPF is being utilized by many departments … Continued

  • NIH and AHRQ Adjust Application Due Dates

    Please refer to the email from Laurie Henry regarding the adjustments to application due dates to accommodate scheduled federal system downtime.

  • FY 2015 Fringe Benefit Rates REVISED – DDD Memo dated 1/5/2015

    Please refer to the DDD memo for revisions to Fiscal Year 2015 fringe benefit rates for budgeting on sponsoring agreements.

  • NSF and NIH Important Updates

    Please read the email from Laurie Henry regarding NSF updates to Terms and Conditions as well an update to the Grants.gov Application Guide.  NIH updates include changes in standard due dates for SBIR/STTR grants, a new policy regarding late application submission and … Continued

  • 2014 archived announcements from calendar year 2014

    January 2014: NIH Salary Cap Increase – Please refer to NOT-OD-14-043 for information regarding the Continuing Appropriations Act for 2014 operating under the Continuing Resolution.  Note the Executive Level II was increased effective January 12, 2014 from $179,700 to $181,500.  … Continued

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