June 26, 2015

PeopleSoft Financials Outage: June 30-July 6 | OSPA Temporary Proposal Form

MU Grants Community,

PeopleSoft Financial System applications will be unavailable from Tuesday, June 30, at 5:00 p.m. until Monday, July 6, at 7:00 a.m. for the fiscal year end. As all accesses to the Grants Module are affected, please refer to the attached instructions for utilizing the Temporary Proposal Form for proposal processing during this period. As a reminder, PS Financial Reporting-FSRPT is available for viewing existing data during the outage period; you cannot make changes in Reporting.

Should you have questions, please contact your OPSA pre-award staff.

June 22, 2015

Grant Connections - June 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

  • Hot Topics
  • ASSIST Panel Discussion. Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) is NIH’s online system for preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through Grants.gov to NIH. NIH recently opened ASSIST to support R01s, U01, and Career Development grant applications in addition to all multi-project grant programs and R03s and R21s. Sheryl Koenig (Bond Life Sciences Center) and Angie Hake and Jill Ferguson (OSPA) will lead a discussion and Q&A. 
  • iThenticate. iThenticate is text recognition software that checks a manuscript or proposal against published works to identify both legitimate duplication (e.g., literature citations) and inappropriate use of text (e.g., plagiarism, redundant publication). Jill Ferguson will demo iThenticate and talk about efforts around campus to support its use. 
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates.
  • July 29, 2015 
  • August 26, 2015 
  • September 23, 2015 
  • October 28, 2015
Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions)

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

June 11, 2015

Grant Connections | May Meeting Notes

Notes from the May Grant Connections meeting are included below for your review and reference. Though meeting notes are disseminated to the full Grants Community listserv, we encourage your continued (or new!) attendance. Your contributions to discussion and the selection of topics are crucial to the ongoing success of the meetings. Thank you in advance! 


June 8, 2015

F&A Cost Recovery: On- and Off-Campus Rates

Good morning,

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) maintains internal policies and procedures for recovery of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs consistent with System-wide BPM-203, F&A Cost Recovery (Grants & Contracts).

In collaboration with MU campus and UM System partners, OSPA has developed an addition to the F&A policy* to provide clear and consistent guidance for determining on- or off-campus classification of sponsored activities. There is also clarification regarding the applicable rates for clinical trials.

The guidance is published to the OSPA website as an addition to the F&A Cost Recovery policy. Should you have questions about the applicability of this policy to current or anticipated projects, please contact OSPA.    

Craig David
Authorized Signer, Grants and Contracts
Phone: 573.882.9570 | Fax: 573.884.4078 | davidcr@missouri.edu
University of Missouri | Sponsored Programs | 310 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211