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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.
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."
UMB-UMCP Seed Grant Program: deadline is 11:59 PM EST on March 26, 2017, for proposed collaborations involving UMB and University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) faculty
SPA-SPAC Quarterly Meeting: The meeting of Wednesday, February 22, 2017 is CANCELLED. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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:
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