July 25, 2016

Grant Connections - July 2016

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

  • Hot Topics 
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: How will the university implement? What will be the impact on our research? See attached handout for more information. Guest Speakers:
    Leona Rubin, Ph.D.
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, MU
    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education, UM System

    Bonnie Gregg
    Senior Human Resources Manager, MU HRS 

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 

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.

July 21, 2016

Registration Now Open! 2016 OSPA Certificate Series for Specialized Grants Training

MU Grants Community,

After a bit of a summer break, the OSPA Certificate Series is back and courses through October are now open for registration! Continuing the Post-Award Track Training, the sessions below are now available, including a special session on Salary Cap, EVR, and Effort Tracking. View full details and register here: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/courses.

Seats remain for…

Effort Verification Reporting (EVR), Cost Transfers, and Payroll Correcting Entries (PCE)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, N222-223 JB

Utilizing case studies, review EVR, PCE, and cost transfer examples and their application to sponsored projects. Discuss compliance requirements for each of these activities. Identify common issues and risks of noncompliance.

Subawards and Consulting Agreements
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I

Utilizing case studies, analyze the difference between subrecipients/subawards and vendors/consulting agreements as they pertain to sponsored projects. Discuss the subaward process throughout in the award cycle, from the documentation needed before a subrecipient can be named in a proposal submitted to a sponsor to closing out the subaward. Discuss the consulting agreement process throughout the award cycle, from issuing the consulting agreement to receipt of deliverables and payment.

Now open…

NEW: Salary Cap, EVR, and Effort Tracking (Advanced)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I

Provide an overview of salary and effort issues above and beyond the general EVR, Cost Transfers, and PCEs session, discussing concepts such as the DHHS salary cap implications and monitoring, effort commitments, and tracking effort. Discuss roles and responsibilities of OSPA, DRA, and PI. Note: This advanced course is not required to complete the Post-Award Track and earn your certificate of completion.

Grant Fact Sheet Updated 07/18/2016 | FY17 Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rates

MU Grants Community,

A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 7/18/2016, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version here, noting the following changes:

Page 2: Updated Facilities and Administrative Rates

July 6, 2016

Grant Connections | June 2016 Notes

Notes from the June Grant Connections meeting are included below. Thank you to all who attended. We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, July 27.

July 1, 2016

Important Information Regarding Automated Compliance Checking of NSF Proposals

MU Grants Community, 

Please see the information below regarding planned additions to the automated compliance checks on NSF applications.

Click here for a complete list of automated system compliance checks for Fastlane.