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Sponsored Programs Administration
Throughout the life of your proposal and award, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) provides oversight and administrative support to investigators and departmental administrators.
UMB investigators were awarded $665.8 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2019. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.
NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-065: The salary cap for NIH (and other HHS grants) has increased. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. Effective January 5, 2020, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $197,300.
NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-109: Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020
Related blog post: Linking ORCID Identifiers to eRA Profiles to Streamline Application Processes and to Enhance Tracking of Career Outcomes
Important to Know:
NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-114 - Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
- NIH Investigates Foreign Influence at U.S. Grantee Institutions - article in NIH Record, 10/4/19
- Details revealed on NIH probe of foreign ties - article in Science, 7/5/2019
- US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge - article in The Scientist, 6/7/2019
- U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May Be Trying to Steal Your Data - article in New York Times, 1/6/2019
Office 365 Security (OneDrive) - for security of sensitive data at UMB, use of Microsoft Office 365 is recommended.
Want to get a politician to listen to science? Here’s some advice (Science, 2/17/19)
Help to shape policy with your science (Nature, 8/28/18)
Distribution List Information: SPA and SPAC use email distribution lists to facilitate communications with department administration. To add or remove an email from your unit's distribution list, contact: Information Services for School of Medicine (firstname.lastname@example.org); Dean’s Offices for Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and part of Social Work; Colin Hunter in CITS for School of Law, part of School of Social Work, Central Administration users
SPA links of interest: Information and articles of interest to investigators and administrators
Federal and Sponsor Notices and Information: More policy updates and links to listservs, blogs, and more