February 24, 2016

Grant Connections | January 2016 Meeting Notes

Notes from the January Grant Connections meeting are included below for your review and reference.

February 23, 2016

Grant Connections - February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

  • Hot Topics including the federal closeout window and allowability of student fees
  • What do you want your new PIs to know? You are working with a PI who has just received their first external award. What’s on your priority list of things you tell them so that their project can run smoothly from your perspective? Let’s brainstorm together, and you might gain some ideas or find new priorities. This will be helpful for those who work with proposals as much as for those who work with awards because remember … putting together a successful proposal means understanding how to carry out those plans if an award is received.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates.
  • March 23, 2016
  • April 27, 2016
  • May 25, 2016
Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions for future topics to these people)
Please share with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

February 4, 2016

Grant Fact Sheet updated 2/2/2016

MU Grants Community,
A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 02/02/2016, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version here, noting the following changes:

System for Award Management (SAM) registration renewed (p. 1)

Travel and Meal Reimbursement Rates for CY 2016 (p. 3)

Institutional Minimum Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant Stipends (p. 4)
The Office of Graduate Studies released tentative rates as a follow-up to Interim Chancellor Foley’s announcement that minimum stipend levels will increase by 25% for the 2016-2017 academic year. Increases will start in July for those students employed over the summer. Additional funds will come from MU’s central budget; the Office of Graduate Studies and the MU Budget Office are determining costs per academic unit and how the funds will be distributed.

Actual stipend levels as well as tuition and medical insurance rates for the 2016-2017 academic year will be added as soon as they are available.