Sponsored Research News | September 2020
COVID-19 Updates

  • PPE may be charged to a sponsored project account (usually as a materials/supplies expense) if it is required to conform with UT’s Research Restart guidelines (e.g., masking) and if the use of the PPE can be attributed 100% to that sponsored project.

  • NIH issued NOT-OD-20-158 that temporarily extends the eligibility for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • JWST Cycle 1 General Observer (GO) Cycle 1 proposals are due November 24, 2020. JWST will allow proposers to request an extension to the deadline if they face unexpected events due to COVID-19.

The OVPR, RSC, and OSP COVID-19 FAQ pages are continually updated, so please check regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Sponsor Updates
2020 NIH Virtual Seminar

The 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is scheduled for October 27th - October 30th and is FREE. The seminar is been designed to provide a unique opportunity to learn about the NIH grants process, programs, and policies directly from NIH & HHS experts.
This event is intended to help:
  • Demystify the application and review process;
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies; and
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern.

Register on the seminar's website.

NSF issued a very helpful FAQ on proposal preparation and award administration related to the Proposal Preparation & Award Administration Guide (NSF 20-1).

The document is organized in alphabetical order by topic, and will be useful to anyone that works with NSF.
Golden Goose Award Nominations

The University of Texas is proud to be one of the leading research institutions in the world, and there is likely research performed here that could be nominated for The Golden Goose Award.

The purpose of the Golden Goose Award is to demonstrate the human and/or economic benefits of federally funded scientific research. The award highlights and honors examples of scientific studies or research that may have seemed obscure, sounded “funny,” or for which the results were totally unforeseen at the outset, but which ultimately led, often serendipitously, to major breakthroughs that have had significant societal impact.

Consider submitting a nomination for this award!
University Updates

UT Research Management Suite

This month, the project team along with OSP and OIE management and departmental users will begin development on the new Grants module!
UT Research Management Suite is slated to replace RMS as the proposal and grants and contracts management system in Spring of 2022. 

UT Research Management Suite - IRB is now live! If you missed the IRB Informational Webinars and would like to view a recorded session, visit the Training page for a link to the recording. 
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.


Learn More
Find the latest Federal regulation and UT Austin policy and procedures related to sponsored research on the OSP News & Alerts page.

Reserve your seat for live-cast webinars and workshops on Research TRACKS (where your research-related continuing education credits are recorded).
Did you miss the last newsletter? View past newsletters on the OSP Website.
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