The Office of Sponsored Projects | July 2018
Regulatory Updates
Federal Updates
The Simplified Acquisition Threshold has been raised to $250,000 and the Micropurchase Threshold has been raised to $10,000 effective June 20th. The 2018 NDAA, which raised the thresholds, was signed into law (PL 11591) on December 12, 2017. OMB Memorandum M-18-18 implements these changes effective June 20th in advance of revisions to the FAR and Uniform Guidance.

NSF 2018 Spring Grants Conference All of the presentations from the conference are available on line. Effective March 26, 2018, NSF authors jointly funded by NSF and DOE can pull final manuscripts from the DOE system into NSF-PAR to meet NSF's Public Access requirement.

UT Updates
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.

Fall CRA Study Group OSP facilitates weekly CRA study groups on main and Pickle campuses. The Fall testing period for the CRA certification exam is November 3-17, so the study group will commence the first week of August. Join us for the informational meeting:

Main campus (7/24 @ noon, POB 3.408)
Pickle campus (7/26 @ noon, WPR 3.328)

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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