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Sponsored Programs Administration
Throughout the life of your proposal and award, Sponsored Programs Administration provides oversight and administrative support to investigators and departmental administrators.
UMB investigators were awarded nearly $500 million in research, service, and training awards in FY16. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.
Reminder - Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for NIH RPPRs: The NIH policy revision in notice NOT-OD-14-113 announced that any progress report received on/after October 1, 2014 must include a section to describe how IDPs are used to identify and promote the career goals of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers associated with the award. If you receive an email regarding IDPs, please forward the email and requested information to your SPA team's email and SPA will respond to NIH with the appropriate information. In some cases, the non-competing continuation awards may not be released until this information has been received.
NIH Salary Cap: The NIH has issued Interim Guidance regarding the salary cap. Briefly, an Executive Order was issued effective January 8, 2017, that increased the Executive Level II salary cap to $187,000. SPA recommends that this cap of $187,000 be used for all proposals unless an NIH notification is issued to change the cap. The NIH notice states, "...if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary level. However, no additional funds will be provided to these grant awards."
FDP Clearinghouse Pilot: UMB is taking part in a national pilot program as part of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). This may affect proposals where UMB is a subrecipient or proposals that include a subrecipient in the budget.
Important to Know:
NIH Guidance on citing interim research products in applications, proposals and reports
NIH Continuing Resolution notice - NOT-OD-17-048
Effective January 30, 2017 - NSF: Use the latest NSF Grants.gov Application Guide
Effective January 30, 2017 - NSF: Updates Coming to FastLane to Support PAPPG Policy Changes and New and Enhanced Automated Compliance Checks
Effective January 25, 2017: NIH & AHRQ Update Font Guidelines for Applications
Effective January 25, 2017: New Appendix policy for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications
Effective January 1, 2017 - NIH: The Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) replaces the Final Progress Report (FPR) for grants closeout. An Interim-RPPR is required if a competing renewal application has been submitted. Forms are available in eRA Commons.
SPA Resources - links to information of interest to investigators and administrators
Federal and Sponsor Notices and Information - More policy updates, and links to listservs, blogs and more