The Office of Sponsored Projects | August 2018
Regulatory Updates
Federal Updates
NSF Releases Draft PAPPG (NSF 19-1)

NSF published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the draft of next year's Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), which will be effective January 2019.

UT Updates
Negotiated Fringe Benefit Rates The University has moved to negotiated fringe benefit rates that are part of our F&A Cost Rate Agreement. These rates will be effective September 1st for all awards, and effective immediately for all proposals. These rates are slightly different than those communicated on campus to date. Please stay tuned for additional guidance regarding budgeting:

  • Full time (including GRAs) 29.00%
  • Part time 39.60%
  • Ineligible 5.80%

The Research Management System (RMS) Replacement project will provide researchers and administrators enhanced software tools to manage the various components of the research enterprise. An information session for research administrators is scheduled for August 28, with additional information sessions planned for faculty in September.

Main campus (8/28 @ 10am, POB 2.402)
Pickle campus (8/28 @ 10 am, ROC 1.603)

Adjusted Effort Reporting Cycle for 3/1/18 - 8/31/18. The reporting window for this period will be 9/10/18-10/18/18, which is shortened from 45 to 40 days due to the transition to Workday.

Continuing Education
The Office of Sponsored Projects and other research support units offer educational opportunities on campus each month. Check the OSP Calendar for free on-campus training that is applicable to CRA re-certification. Below are training opportunities that were available last month as well as those coming up in the month ahead.
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Find more information about all on-campus education opportunities on the OSP calendar.

Reserve your seat for live-cast webinars and workshops on Research TRACKS (where your research-related continuing education credits are recorded).

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