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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.
Lighter Side: A monument to peer review
NIH Prior Approvals: Use the eRA Commons Prior Approval Module to submit requests for withdrawal of an application, approval of $500K or more direct costs, change of PD/PI, no cost extension, and carryover. Prior Approval Module tutorials
NIH Salary Cap - NOT-OD-17-075: Effective January 8, 2017, the Executive Level II salary cap increased to $187,000. The NIH 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