July 27, 2017

Registration Now Open! Certificate Series: Federal Contracts and Cost Sharing

Dear MU Grants Community,

Seats remain for the following courses:
View full details and register here: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/courses.

Effort Verification Reporting (EVR), Cost Transfers, and Payroll Correcting Entries (PCE)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I
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
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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.
Total Solar Eclipse – Registration not Required…
Monday, August 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  - Totality at 1:12 PM
In between Subawards and Salary Cap something exciting is happening in Columbia.

Salary Cap, EVR, and Effort Tracking
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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.

And now Open for registration:

NEW: Federal Contracts
Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I
Differentiate between a grant and a federal contract. Associate varying compliance requirements with pre- and post-award processes. Define and examine Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses and other requirements specific to federal contracts. Note: This is an Intermediate/Advanced-level course spanning both pre- and post-award.

NEW: Cost Sharing
Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I

Define cost sharing and the different types, including mandatory, voluntary committed, and voluntary uncommitted. Understand compliance requirements related to cost sharing. Discuss third-party and unallowable cost share and the related impacts on facilities and administrative (F&A) cost recovery. Utilizing case studies, identify different types of cost sharing, discuss proper documentation and reporting, and examine issues of noncompliance.

July 24, 2017

Grant Connections - July 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

  • Hot Topics 
  • Dan Hodill (OSPA) will review with us the Fly America Act. 
  • Julia Rodriquez (Bond Life Sciences Center) will discuss “Using Guidelines for successful Proposals and Awards: Square Pegs for Square Holes”. This discussion will focus on the best uses for common elements of the funding opportunity announcements during the proposal preparation and award administration. 

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 
  • Wednesday, September 27, 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

We ask that meeting attendees refrain from using products that contain fragrance when attending these meetings. In particular, we ask that employees avoid using perfumes, scented hand and body lotions, scented hand soaps, cologne, and aftershave. Thank you in advance for your assistance in creating a scent-free environment for all employees.

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

July 19, 2017

New Subjects added to the Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG)

Two new subjects have been added to the Sponsored Programs Procedures Guide located on the OPSA webpage.

-Export Control (Identifying and Managing Restricted Research)

-Fly America Act

Please visit the webpage for information on these and many other subjects of interest. As always, if you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our office.