Category Archives: OSP

FY18 Federal Fringe Rates Effective 9/1/17

  Each year Emory negotiates new fringe rates with the federal government. We recently received approval of our FY18 federal fringe rates. The table below represents the university’s finalized fringe benefit rates for fiscal year 2018. Please use these rates for any new proposals. For proposals already routed, please be aware that the new fringe […]

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Upcoming NCURA Webinars Hosted by OSP

  EFFORT REPORTING Thursday, June 1: 2:00-3:30 pm EDT — Room 5C Registration opens April 26 Featuring: Lisa Mosley, Arizona State University; Jeremy Forsberg, The University of Texas at Arlington; David Ngo, The New School; Jayne Goby, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Linda Gregory, University of Illinois   DATA SECURITY Thursday, June 15: 2:00-3:30 pm […]

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Guidance on Publications – The Stevens Amendment

The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) has received numerous inquiries about the recent news article and letter to the GAO sent by Senators Flake, Johnson, McCain and Lankford asking for an investigation into violations of the Stevens Amendment. The Stevens Amendment, enacted since 1989, requires the acknowledgment of federal support under the following circumstances and is […]

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OSP, OTT and FGC Discuss Guidelines for Interactions with Sponsors

Joint Announcement from: Kerry Peluso and Holly Sommers, Office of Sponsored Programs Todd Sherer and Cale Lennon, Office of Technology Transfer Bill Lambert, Finance — Grants & Contracts Guidelines for Interaction with Sponsors Office of Sponsored Programs/Office of Technology Transfer The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) should always be […]

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NIH eRA Commons Enhancements – Additional Prior Approval Requests

Effective March 2, 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has implemented the ability to electronically submit two additional types of prior approval requests via the eRA Commons system: Request for No-cost Extension (NCE) which requires NIH prior approval; Request for Change of PD/PI These requests are in addition to the original features of the […]

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Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Issued by National Institute of Health Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant).  The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY).  At […]

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Notifications From NIH Regarding 2017 Funding

NIH has published additional information regarding FY17 funding.  The “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017” signed by President Obama on December 10, 2016 continues government operations through April 28, 2017 at 99.8099 percent of the FY2016 enacted level.  Consistent with past NIH practices, the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a […]

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2017 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration

The National Institutes of Health is hosting the 2017 Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in New Orleans on May 3-5 and in Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 25-27, 2017. These seminars offer a comprehensive program including such topics as fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal […]

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Issuance of Revised NSF Award Terms and Conditions

The Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to align with changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the PAPPG.  Each […]

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Impact of FLSA Changes on NIH Funded Post Docs

NIH has issued guidance on projected FY2017 stipend levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA).  NIH’s plan is to raise the minimum NRSA compensation level to above the new Department of Labor (DOL) threshold of $47,476 which becomes effective December 1, 2016 (for exemption from overtime rules). […]

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