The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Summer 2022: Issue 20

News & Updates

2022 Symposium Registration

Registration for the 2022 Symposium is open! Please complete registration by July 29th to ensure your place for in-person sessions.

Renamed to Office of Sponsored Programs

Our office has undergone this name change to better align with the sponsored programs administration we provide. We have also taken the opportunity to rename the majority of our email contacts to provide consistency and ease of recall of our addresses. Continue

Update to Independent Contractor Questionnaire & Outgoing Letter of Intent
In order to comply with updated federal regulations, OSP has updated the Independent Contractor & External Key Personnel Questionnaire as well as the Outgoing Subrecipient LOI. Continue

Updates to RAMSeS
Several updates have been released in RAMSeS, for additional information see the full 5.4 release notes. Continue

New Subagreement Resources & Updates
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is excited to release several new resources and tools to assist in streamlining processes to improve knowledge and efficiency in working with outgoing subagreements.  Continuepdates

Research Spotlight

Carolina Population Center receives $38.2 million to study adult health

Add Health study is the largest,  most comprehensive of its kind in the US to track the health of adolescents who have now aged into adulthood. Continue

Training Opportunities


August 11 - 12, 2022

Virtual + In-Person Option at the UNC Friday Conference Center

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Training

OSP Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) is designed to provide a comprehensive training program for research administrators at UNC.

NCURA Award Lifecycle 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

OSP RAFTs provides training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration. Spring 2022 session recording is now available.

Staff Updates

Research Administration
Madeline Bowers, Sponsored Project Specialist
Jaden Ringley, Sponsored Project Specialist
Jessica Shenefield, Contracting Coordinator

Did You Know?

Q: Did the name of this office change?
A: Yes! We are now the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), which better aligns with the services our office provides.

Q: Did the main inbox for OSP change?
A: Yes! The main email for our office is now

For more information about the new office name, please click here.

For more frequently asked questions, see our FAQs page. To submit your questions to OSP, click the 'Ask OSP' button below. 


In Other News

Increase of Small Purchase and Informal Bidding Thresholds

Recently, the state of North Carolina updated its small purchase and bidding thresholds in administrative code 01 NCAC 05B, which resulted in a significant rise in these thresholds. Continue

Pre-Paid Card Updates

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in conjunction with the Finance Cash Management Team has created new resources and updated forms for PrePaid Cards. Continue

Facilities Services Service and Repair Rate Schedule

Facilities Services billing rates are adjusted annually effective with the end of each fiscal year. The fiscal year 2022-2023 rates will go into effect July 23, 2022. The materials and contracts and tiered project rates will remain unchanged. The labor and fixed charge billing rate changes are shown in sections III – VI of the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Rates

Bulk Mail Rate Increase

Effective Aug. 1, 2022, this bulk mailing fee will increase from 2 to 3 cents per piece. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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