News

New Policy Governing Assessments on Gifts and Sponsored Awards (“Grants”)

April 27, 2017

Announcement from Patrick Fitzgerald, FAS Associate Dean for Research Administration and Jay Herlihy, FAS Associate Dean for Finance

April 27, 2017

The FAS/SEAS will be issuing a new policy governing assessments on gifts and sponsored awards (“grants”).  The new policy, which will be effective on gifts received on or after July 1, 2017 and on sponsored awards submitted for funding on or after July 1, 2017, will standardize the collection of assessments on current use gifts and grants made by non-federal entities (excluding industry sponsored research agreements) at 15%.… Read more about New Policy Governing Assessments on Gifts and Sponsored Awards (“Grants”)

Funding Opportunity: Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship

February 7, 2017

Dean Smith has announced the spring 2017 call for applications for the Dean’s Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship, a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:

  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research that does not currently have external funding; Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to pursue exciting new research directions that might not yet be ready to… Read more about Funding Opportunity: Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship

ecrt Basics Training & ecrt Report Webex in January 2017

January 18, 2017

 

ecrt Basics Training

Dates/Times/Locations: Monday January 23rd, 1:30pm-4:00pm, Cambridge 8 Story Street Room B2 / Friday January 27th, 9:30am-12:00pm, LMA (exact location TBD)

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their… Read more about ecrt Basics Training & ecrt Report Webex in January 2017

Funding Opportunity: Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research

January 9, 2017

Dean Smith has announced the 2017 Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research, which provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the natural or social sciences. Early stage projects which are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. Deadline: February 28, 2017. Additional information can be found here.

OBI: Subagreements Dashboard Webex on Tuesday, 1/10/17

January 6, 2017

 

Upcoming OBI Subagreements Dashboard Webex

We encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming OBI Subagreements Dashboard Webex on January 10th from 2-3pm to get a better understanding of how to use the OBI Subagreements report.  This Webex will focus on the use and applicability of the subagreements dashboard for routine reconciliation and monitoring of subagreements. Join us to explore this dashboard and address your questions.

Webex Details

Meeting number:  730 459 148                            

Link:… Read more about OBI: Subagreements Dashboard Webex on Tuesday, 1/10/17

New NIH Stipend Levels effective 12/1/2016

November 29, 2016

NIH has issued the official Guide Notice stating what the FY17 NRSA Stipend levels will be raised to in response to the new FLSA regulations.The most up to date version of the official notice is here. The new stipend levels are planned to be effective December 1, 2016.