The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter 2020: Issue 7

Event Highlight

Office of Sponsored Research presents a:


David Paul 
Assistant Vice Chancellor

Friday, February 28

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Kirkland Auditorium

News & Updates

Update on Science and Security

Recent updates were made to the Science and Security webpage concerning the NIH and NSF policy statements and the FAQ section among others. Continue

NC DHHS Fringe Rates for FY 2020 

Updated NC DHHS fringes rates for fiscal year 2020 have been released and are available via OSR's Information Sheet.

2020 Effort Certification Dates

Covering July 1 to December 31 - ecrt Training
Friday, February 14, 2020 - Pre-Review Begins
Monday, March 2, 2020 - Certification Period Begins
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Escalation Period Begins
Tuesday, April 30, 2020 - Certification Period Ends
Friday, May 29, 2020 - True-Ups Due in OSR's Worklist

Faculty Spotlight


Kevin M. Guskiewicz

UNC-CH Chancellor, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise & Sports Science, Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center

Chancellor Guskiewicz inducted into National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Learn more about Dr. Guskiewicz's research.

Training Opportunities

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Core
Course 2 - An Introduction to Research Administration
Provides an introduction to research administration that includes identifying a sponsored project versus a gift and explores an overview of the award lifecycle and roles and responsibilities in research.

NCURA Award Lifecyle Webinar

The NCURA Lifecycle of the Award webinar series offers training on several broad research administration topics relevant to research institutions. Start your training here.

RAFTs Training

OSR RAFTs provides in-person training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration. Continued

CITI Online Training

UNC now offers two courses for enrollment in the CITI online learning program: Essentials of Research Administration and Essentials of Grant Development. Continued

Webinar on Changes with Campus Voucher

Learn more about these changes on the Zoom webinar to be held on
Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:00 AM

Staff Updates

New Employees

Cost Analysis and Compliance

Anne Green Post-Award Financial Analyst

Sponsored Projects Accounting

Dzenita Blackwell Sponsored Projects Accounting Manager | Krysta Workman Data Management Specialist

Research Administration

James Borden Contract Manager | Erica Glover Contract Manager | Cherise Hursey Sponsored Projects Specialist | Tori Royster Sponsored Projects Specialist


Kayleigh Barham Operations Support Coordinator

Open Positions

Sponsored Projects Specialist

Did You Know?

Computer-based training and detailed instructions are available for the Budget Revision and Prior Approval Request forms. Interactive modules demonstrating the mechanics and use include:
  • Prior Approval Demo and Instructions
  • Budget Revision Demo and Instructions
  • Creating and Using Electronic Signatures
  • Submitting the Form Electronically 
For more frequently asked questions, see our FAQs page. To submit your questions to OSR, click the 'Ask OSR' button below. 

In Other News

Updates to State Mileage Allowance for 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the rate is 57.5 cents per mile for trips that do not exceed 100 miles and 0.33 cents per mile over 100 miles. Continue

Revised National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants Policy Statement

Incorporated new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented. Continue


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Salary Cap

Effective January 5, 2020, the AHRQ Executive Level II salary level is $197,300. Continue

National Institutes of Health Salary Cap

Effective January 5, 2020, the salary limitation for NIH awards for Executive Level II is $197,300. Continue

Revised National Science Foundation PAPPG

For proposals submitted or due, or awards made, on or after June 1, 2020, the guidelines in PAPPG 20-1 apply. Continue

UNC Updated Supplier Application

Vendor Master File Record Form is now called Supplier Application Form (HUB). Continue

UNC Web Travel Requirements Update

Effective February 3, 2020, please be prepared to provide the PID and department ID of the traveler in addition to their C#. Continue

UNC Healthcare Retired Dual Employment 

Effective December 31, 2019, the UNC Healthcare Dual Employment policy will be permanently retired. Continue

NIH Kirchstein-NRSA Budgetary Limitations for FY 2020

NIH notice NOT-OD-20-070 states that effective for all awards on or after October 1, 2019 the annual stipend levels have been updated. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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