Proposal Submission Request Form (PSR) Moving to Online Version in infoEd January 16, 2024

Nov. 21, 2023

Beginning January 16, 2024, all Proposal Submission Request (PSR) forms will be completed through the online PSR in infoEd. The PDF version of the PSR will no longer be available or accepted after January 16. PSR forms completed in PDF format prior to January 16 will be honored. Departments not...

OCG Proposal Submission Dates for Winter Break Campus Closure

Nov. 6, 2023

CU Boulder is closed for Winter Break and the Office of Contracts and Grants will be closed during that time from December 25, 2023 through January 1, 2024. OCG will process proposals due in December 2023 and January 2024 according to our standard 5-business day policy with the following exceptions:...

New OCG No Cost Extension Request Forms Launched September 1

Sept. 11, 2023

OCG recently completed a revamp of No Cost Extension (NCE) forms. The forms were moved to OnBase and updated with input from OCG staff, CCO’s Research Financial Services (RFS) and campus department administrators. The new forms, launched September 1, are accessed from the same OCG webpage . Highlights of the...

NSF Biosketch and Current and Pending documents required in SciENcv beginning Oct 23, 2023

Sept. 11, 2023

Beginning October 23, 2023, NSF will require all Biosketch and Current and Pending documents to be created in SciENcv . Refer to NSF’s FAQs and OCG’s guidance on how to sign-in to SciENcv and prepare key personnel documents.

NSF Requires Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for Faculty and Sr. Personnel

Aug. 7, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) now requires Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for faculty and other senior personnel . This new requirement applies to proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023 . NSF encourages researchers to explore training resources available through the Online Ethics Center . University of...

Award volume increases as fiscal year end approaches

May 30, 2023

As we close out the state fiscal year in June, the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) typically sees a large increase in the volume of awards. OCG staff are working diligently to move awards through as quickly as possible and respond to emails and requests. All sponsored awards must...

Pilot Program for New Online Version of PSR Form in infoEd

May 10, 2023

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), in conjunction with info Ed and our campus Office of Information Technology (OIT) team, has been building out the utilization of info Ed for completing the Proposal Submission Request (PSR) form and submitting it to their Proposal Analyst through the system rather than...

Updated Cost Estimation Tool for Proposals

Jan. 13, 2023

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) Proposal Development Team has updated the Cost Estimation Tool effective January 12, 2023. Updates to this tool include: Updated Fringe Rates per the rate agreement 12/15/2022 Period of Performances after 7/1/2023 will inflate fringe benefit rates starting in year 1 Added option to...

Guidance for Global PEO Services on Sponsored Projects

July 7, 2022

A PEO is a professional employer organization (PEO) that partners with the University in the hiring of CU Global Employees. A CU Global Employee is defined as any employee of the University of Colorado, regardless of their country of citizenship, permanent residency, or tax residency, whose work site is located...

Three OCG Staff named by SRAI in 'Future of the Field' recognition for 2022

June 28, 2022

The Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International’s ‘Future of the Field’ recognition program aims to shine light on up-and-comers innovating and influencing the Research Administration profession. Danell Thompson, Assistant Director Contracts, Melissa Dunivant, Senior Proposal Analyst, and Tim Gehret, Senior Contracts Officer, were selected by a committee of Research Administrator...