April 28, 2016

Grant Fact Sheet updated 4/28/2016: Fringe Benefits Rates

MU Grants Community,

A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 4/28/2016, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version here, noting the following changes:

Page 3: Fringe Benefits Rates: Updated to include fiscal year (FY) 2017 federal and calculated fringe benefit rates and projected rates for FY2018-FY2021.

Reference: FY2017 UMC F&A/Fringe Benefit Rate Agreement dated 03/03/2016, http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/fa/controller/sponsoredprograms-farate

April 22, 2016

Grant Connections - April 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

  • Hot Topics 
  • FY15 A-133 Single Audit Report and Audit Panel Discussion. KPMG issued the University’s fiscal year 2015 Single Audit Report on March 31, 2016. OSPA will provide an overview of and context for the report. Then, a panel of OSPA staff and Departmental Research Administrators will discuss what typically happens during an audit and how research administrators can contribute to successful audits.   
  • Gifts vs. Grants. The distinction between gifts and sponsored projects can be subtle, but it is important to know the difference and to treat each consistently. MU Advancement and OSPA will discuss determining factors and introduce a new tool designed to help the process of applying gifts and grants to campus activities. 

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates.
  • May 25, 2016 
  • June 22, 2016 
  • July 27, 2016 
  • August 24, 2016 
  • September 28, 2016 
  • October 26, 2016 

April 20, 2016

MO Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Research Program not currently accepting applications

The Missouri Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Research Program (SCIDRP) is not currently accepting applications. The program awarded nine grants for a total of $1.5M in FY2016 and has selected nine grants for FY2017 funding totaling $1.4M. At a date to be determined, the SCIDRP will reopen application submission for projects beginning July 1, 2017, or later.

Should you have questions, please contact the program staff.

April 13, 2016

OSPA Updates: Grant Fact Sheet updated 4/8/16 | NIH FORMS-C and D | Upcoming grants training

A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 04/08/2016, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version here, which includes the following update:

Institutional Minimum Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant Stipends (p. 4)
The Office of Graduate Studies confirmed tentative AY 2016-2017 rates as final. Per Interim Chancellor Foley’s announcement in his State of the University of Missouri address in January, rates reflect a 25% increase in minimum stipend levels.

National Institutes of Health

REMINDER: NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Changes: FORMS-C for due dates on or before May 24, 2016; FORMS-D for due dates on or after May 25, 2016 (NOT-OD-16-081)

Not sure how to tell the difference between FORMS-C and D? NIH offers a resource: Do I Have the Right Electronic Forms for My Application?

Also, per NOT-OD-16-084, NIH has updated its application guide and supplemental instructions for use with grant application due dates on or after May 25, 2016.

April 4, 2016

Grant Connections | March 2016 Meeting Notes

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

Thanks to all who attended. We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, April 27.