March 23, 2017

Follow Up RE: New Format Effective for Advance and Pre-Award Account Grant Award Summary (GAS)

Dear All,

As a follow up to the earlier email reflecting the new format for your Pre-Award GAS please be aware that the budget item categories, although entered in PeopleSoft as $0.00 will not appear in detail on your grant award summary (see below). As mentioned earlier, you will still be able to post expenses without error.


March 20, 2017

IMPORTANT: Interim Guidance on NIH Salary Cap | New Format Effective for Advance and Pre-Award Account Grant Award Summary (GAS)

MU Grants Community,

Two Important notices picked up from the March 17, 2017 NIH Table of Contents (TOC)
  • NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution (NOT-OD-17-048) National Institutes of Health 
NIH, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continues to operate under the “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017,” (Public Law 114-254) signed by President Obama on December 10, 2016. In short, NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent notice of award. When FY 2017 appropriations are enacted, upward adjustments may be considered by NIH.
  • Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (NOT-OD-17-049) National Institutes of Health 
NIH has released Interim Guidance on Salary Limitations (Salary Cap) in NOT-OD-17-049.

Grant Connections - March 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • FY16 Single Audit: Jeremy Cox will give a brief overview of our FY16 Single Audit (formerly A-133 Audit).
  • MyVita Demonstration: Kathy Felts, Associate Director for the Provost, and Jamie Szabo, OSPA, will do a demonstration of MyVita and discuss how it will be used in the colleges. We will share how grant data pulls from PeopleSoft Grants Module into MyVita.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Grant Connections Organizational Crew(send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group):

Please share this information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

February 24, 2017

OSPA Forms Update: Intellectual Property Waiver and Publication Restriction Waiver

MU Grants Community,

Two important forms have been updated on our OSPA Forms Page – The Intellectual Property Waiver and the Publication Restriction Waiver. Please begin using these updated versions when requesting a waiver.

The new waiver forms were created to streamline the IP and publication waiver process among all UM campuses. The requirement to notify all employees and students working on the project has extended from IP waivers to publication waivers in an effort to ensure everyone, especially any student who may be working on their thesis, is aware the restrictions are in place. There is space in Appendix A of both forms to list the project personnel so that OSPA may notify them a waiver exists; there is no need to obtain their signatures. In addition, we have eliminated one of the institutional signature lines on the publication waiver, further streamlining the process.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Minor changes and updates to forms occur from time to time. Obtaining forms from the OSPA Forms Page ensures you always have the most up-to-date materials related to grant activities.

February 20, 2017

Grant Connections - February 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • Invited Guest: Michele Kennett - Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Compliance and Research Integrity Officer in the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development. Michele will share information about the role of research administrators for research compliance and integrity for both pre- and post-award administrators.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Grant Connections Organizational Crew:
Send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group.
  • Liz Bent, Grants & Contracts Administrator, CAFNR
  • Marty Carter, Senior Business Operations Associate, School of Medicine
  • Craig David, Director, OSPA
  • Sheryl Koenig, Grant Proposal Manager, Bond Life Sciences Center
  • Brenda Leuenberger, Senior Compliance Manager, OSPA
  • Cameron Purves, Business Support Specialist, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Julia Rodriguez, Grants & Contracts Administrator, Bond Life Sciences Center
  • Jamie Szabo, Associate Director, OSPA
Please share this information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

February 6, 2017

Grant Connections | January 2017 Notes

Notes from the January Grant Connections meeting are included below for your reference. We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd.

 

January 24, 2017

Grant Connections - January 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • Updates from FDP
  • Panel Discussion: Pre to Post – how do you make this essential transfer occur in your department or division? A panel of grant administrators from across the campus will discuss this topic.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Grant Connections Organizational Crew:
(send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group)

Please share with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

January 19, 2017

Grants Training Reminder | eRA Commons downtime and ASSIST update planned | NIH Closed January 20 - Inauguration Day

MU Grants Community,
Please see below for important information and share as applicable.


Seats remain available for the first Certificate Series session of 2017! Join us for Fundamentals of Sponsored Programs tomorrow Wednesday, January 18, from 8:30 to 10:30am in Memorial Union. Register here: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017) Impact on NIH Grant Application Due Dates and Support
(NOT-OD-17-033) National Institutes of Health



eRA Enhancements: eRA Commons Upcoming Release and Scheduled Downtime for Wednesday, January 18
Friday, January 13, 2017

Scheduled Downtime for the January Release:
eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 18 and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Thursday, January 19, 2017. When the system is available again, you will see new features and functionality have been added to the system.

Highlights of ASSIST’s January Software Release

December 23, 2016

Grant Connections | December 2016 Notes

Notes from the December Grant Connections meeting are included below for your reference.  We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, January 25th.

 

December 22, 2016

Issuance of Revised NSF Award Terms and Conditions

Please share as appropriate. 

Dear Colleagues:

I wanted to make you aware that the Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to align with changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the PAPPG. Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a summary of changes made to that document.

The revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after January 30, 2017.

Revisions have been made to the following documents:
  • Grant General Conditions (GC-1);
  • Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC);
  • Cooperative Agreement Supplemental Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions for Managers of Large Facilities;
  • Cooperative Agreement Supplemental Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions for Managers of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCS);
  • International Research Terms and Conditions;
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Grant General Conditions; 
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Grant General Conditions; and
  • Administration of NSF Conference or Group Travel Grant Special Conditions (FL 26). 

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS Policy Office on (703) 292-8243 or by email to policy@nsf.gov.

Regards,

Jean

Jean Feldman
Head, Policy Office
Division of Institution & Award Support (DIAS)
Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management