Tag Archives: pre-award

Spotlight on Policy: Pre-Award Costs

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Let’s take a quick quiz and then learn about Pre-Award Costs and what the Uniform Guidance has to say about them. Which definition below fits what a Pre-Award Cost is? A.   Pre-Award costs are expenses incurred before an award is received (but still within the project period). Because let’s face it, […]

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Fun Friday: Oh, NIJ!

This week’s Fun Friday touches on all the fun we had last week in CHS-OSP! Now that we’ve had a little while to catch our breath after a truly insane deadline stackup (NSF-NIJ-NIH trifecta struck again!), we can laugh about it!   Props to our own Heather Lennon for this awesome meme!    

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Special Update: OSP Staffing Levels are Critical!

We received an email from our central OSP office this morning that we need to share with you. This is OSP’s current proposal pipeline for this week:   Our OSP office works very hard, but they are deluged with proposals and they are effectively at half their normal staff.  This is unprecedented and ultimately critical […]

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Latest Happenings in CHS-OSP

You may notice this week that our blog posts are less frequent than usual.  This will likely continue over the next few weeks because we are in the middle of our busiest time of the year, when our biggest sponsors schedule their biggest deadlines at the same time. This is also usually the same time we […]

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News Roundup: NIH Special!

We have a special News Roundup for you this week, and it’s all about NIH. NIH has raised the salary cap. NOT-OD-16-045 raises the maximum salary on NIH support from $183,300 to $185,100  effective January 10, 2016. We’ve updated our salary cap cost share calculator spreadsheet to assist you with calculations. CHS CSA for Sal Cap (MS Excel, 87 […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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News Roundup: NIH Policy Updates, Intellectual Property

NIH 2016 Grant Policy Updates are out!  Check out the significant changes here. Need to use the Closeout features in eRA Commons, but don’t know how? Not anymore!  FAQs are available here. Missing Salley Rockey?  Me too.  But to make it easier, Open Mike is now open for business!  Open Mike is the new Rock Talk in case […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Reasons We Love Research Administration

This week’s Top Ten focuses on the reasons we love this profession. Our daily lives are often so busy and stressful that we can lose sight of all the positives involved. These are the top ten reasons why research administration is a great profession:   1) It’s interesting. I can tell you that as the poster […]

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NCURA AM57 Recap

Heather and I really enjoyed last week’s NCURA Annual Meeting in Washington DC!   Here’s a quick recap of the conference (with more specific info to come, of course!): Our very own Thursday Top Ten post went slightly viral (or as viral as you can be as a research administrator). Research administrators from all over […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Things You Should Never Say to a Research Administrator

This week’s Top Ten features the top things you shouldn’t say (but probably do!) to your research administrator. I’ve heard them all. Multiple times..this week.  I still love you all.  1) “Just push the button.”  Research administration is not, as many seem to think, a “button pushing” or “data entry” type of job. Many people […]

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