NEW requirements for NASA Grant No-Cost Extensions

Aug. 16, 2017

NASA has updated their process and requirements for No-Cost Extensions. There are two specific changes that are significantly different than in the past. All NASA No-Cost Extensions must attach the most recent progress report. All requests must be submitted within 30 days prior to the last day of the Period...

Progress continues on infoED Proposal Development module with successful system-to-system test and prototype

Aug. 3, 2017

In May, the infoEd Proposal Development (PD) team worked through the technical details and settings in infoEd and Grants.gov to successfully submit several test proposals directly from infoEd to a Grants.gov test site. This significant milestone confirmed the technical ability to submit proposals between the two systems without the need...

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

Aug. 3, 2017

July was an exceptionally busy month 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 can set...

Save Funding, Save Resources by Re-using Campus Property

June 28, 2017

Buff Surplus helps facilitate the exchange and re-use of surplus property between campus departments. By using the Buff Surplus website, you are helping to save funding, reduce waste on campus, maximize property utilization and avoid premature property disposal. Faculty and staff on the CU Boulder campus can use the Buff...

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NSF Data Center, NSF.gov, FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, June 30 at 6:00 PM until Tuesday, July 4 at 4:00 PM MDT

June 23, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its headquarters to Alexandria, Virginia . Due to the move of NSF's Data Center, NSF.gov, FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, June 30 at 6:00 PM until Tuesday, July 4 at 4:00 PM MDT . This move has been scheduled around...

infoED is the official repository for research technical reports: ‘How To’ Guide provides PIs more direction in reporting requirements

June 20, 2017

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) has created a “How To” Guide for Reporting Requirements that provides important direction for PIs on OCG’s involvement in reviewing or submitting reports to sponsors. OCG can access submitted reports with a few sponsors, and with others the reports should be copied to...

Master Research Agreements help streamline research with industry

June 5, 2017

Over the past several months, CU Boulder has executed a number of Master Research Agreements with many high-profile industry partners. Master Research Agreements, or MRAs, further solidify and expand long-standing relationships between CU Boulder and our industry partners in a variety of research pursuits. Most recently, Lockheed Martin Corporation executed...

Research award volume increases in June

May 24, 2017

CU Boulder historically receives the largest volume of sponsored research awards in June and September. All sponsored awards must be processed, reviewed and negotiated through the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), before Sponsored Projects Accounting can set these awards up in the financial system. OCG staff is working diligently...

Sponsor Contact Guidance clarifies communication roles with sponsors

May 24, 2017

The recently adopted Sponsor Contact Guidance provides detail on both pre- and post-award roles of investigators and other sponsored project personnel, departments, the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) and Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) for contacting a project’s sponsor. Adhering to these guidelines enables investigators and any sponsored project personnel...

Guidance for IDC when transferring an existing subaward

May 10, 2017

Recently, a new procedural statement has been approved and posted on the OCG website regarding IDC on the Transfer of Existing Subawards . This procedural statement is the outcome of a working group comprised of staff from the Office of Contracts and Grants, Sponsored Projects Accounting and campus stakeholders. This...

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