New Rate Released for NIH Executive Level II Salary Cap

May 6, 2019

On April 17, NIH announced an increase in the salary limitations for grants and cooperative agreements. For NIH researchers and department administrators, the important information to note is as follows: NOT-OD-19-099 : Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2019 was released April 17, 2019. The NIH...

New Procedural Statement for Sponsored Project Report Submissions

Feb. 14, 2019

Sponsors expect timely submission of progress and/or technical reports as outlined in the award. In fact, many sponsors have improved their report submission systems, created automated tracking of report submissions, and forewarn of consequences to the university much more often than in the past. Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation,...

Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards for 2019

Jan. 9, 2019

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation are pleased to announce the 2019 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program. See video . The Boettcher Foundation will provide up to five grants of $235,000 each covering up to three years of research activity for promising and talented early-career investigators...

NSF and NIH Guidance Released for 2019; Highlights of changes for proposal submissions

Jan. 3, 2019

Each year the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health issue updated guidance for proposals and awards. These documents serve to provide proposal and award process guidance for the assistance programs of the agencies. View the complete NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and the...

NSF Announces New Measures to Protect Research Community from Harassment

Dec. 14, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced new measures to protect the research community from harassment . As the primary funding agency of fundamental science and engineering research in the United States, NSF is committed to promoting safe, productive research and education environments for current and future scientists and...

New Interactive Tool for Sponsor Reporting Requirements

Oct. 8, 2018

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) has created an interactive Guide to Sponsor Reporting Requirements that summarizes typical reporting requirements for the most common federal sponsors such as NSF, NIH, NASA grants and others. Specific information for each of these sponsors includes reporting schedules, submission instructions, and report templates...

New policy statements for Institutional Base Salary and Summer Salary Limits effective September 2018

Sept. 26, 2018

Effective September 1, 2018, CU Boulder adopted policy statements addressing Institutional Base Salary and Summer Salary Limits. Federal requirements, through the Uniform Guidance, require the University to clearly define what is included in Institutional Base Salary (IBS) and apply it consistently for all tenured and tenure-track faculty. IBS is used...

NIH and others place emphasis on compliance disclosures

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder is committed to protecting the intellectual property and work of our robust research community, and we closely monitor the guidance, directives and information coming from our federal sponsors. NIH recently issued a letter to grantees about the importance of ensuring all support and financial interests are properly disclosed...

Surge in research awards: urgent emails to OCG need to be titled "URGENT"

Aug. 14, 2018

July and early August have been exceptionally busy for incoming research awards. That trend is expected to continue as we move into the Federal fiscal year end (September 30). All sponsored awards must be processed, reviewed and negotiated through the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), before Sponsored Projects Accounting...

New procedures for managing awards to sponsor's level of budget detail

July 19, 2018

On September 4, the Office of Contracts and Grants and the Campus Controller's Office will be modifying procedures to align budget detail in our sponsored project award and financial management systems with the detail required by the sponsor and University. While the start date is September 4 th , sponsored...

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