Presentation on theme: "Angela Shotts The Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP)"— Presentation transcript:
Angela Shotts The Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP)
152 Rose Administration Building Box 870104 205 348 5152
Demystify the funding process. Assist in finding funding. Review, approve, and submit proposals for the University of Alabama. Setup all funded grants and contracts in the University’s financial system. Submit invoices, reports, and close outs for projects
OSP’s policies and procedures, training information, and OSP contacts are located at http://osp.ua.edu/ http://osp.ua.edu/ Individual OSP contacts who will help with your proposal submission.
Contact me (email@example.com)firstname.lastname@example.org Pivot (http://osp.ua.edu/site/pivot-training.html)http://osp.ua.edu/site/pivot-training.html Other tools (OSP homepage: Funding Opportunities) Find Funding
Likely Mechanisms: ◦ Federal Grants NIH NSF DOE Other Agencies (NEH,CDC, DOD, etc.) ◦ Private agencies & Foundations ◦ Industry Sponsors ◦ Clinical Trials (can be Industry or other)
Resources for New Faculty: http://osp.ua.edu/newfaculty.html People Who Can Answer Questions Proposal Development Proposal Facilitation Tell the appropriate people in your area (Dept. Head, Associate Dean, or Departmental person you are planning to submit a proposal. Know your funding source
Every funding annoucement is unique. To Get the Ball Rolling: ◦ Program Announcement/Guidelines ◦ Application Package (Electronic) ◦ Budget ◦ Budget Justification ◦ Abstract ◦ Scope of Work ◦ Consortium/Subcontract Information
To Submit: ◦ A finalized and OSP approved budget ◦ Finalized documents ◦ Full Narrative ◦ If subcontracts are involved: Signed letter of commitment from the institution A budget approved by subcontract’s OSP office Required documents per guidelines Scope of Work ◦ Internal Coordination Sheet
Application due date Project start and end dates Funding mechanism (forms used) Funding Limit (years/amount) Modular or non-modular budget? Do they pay salary? Limit or capped? ◦ Include fringes? Are there caps on other categories? ◦ Supplies, equipment, contractors, travel, etc. Do they pay indirects? Rate? Is there a page limit? Is there an appendix? What’s included? Do you need letters of support and from whom? Biosketches? PI or all collaborators?
Download the grant guidelines and the application forms ◦ Grants.gov Search ◦ CFDA Search (www.CFDA.gov) ◦ NSF Search (www.nsf.gov)www.nsf.gov Each sponsor and program announcement or solicitation has a different set instructions ◦ Guidelines may vary within the different NIH Institutes
Key Components: ◦ Personnel: Need to know FTE of each named person Fringe Rates: Faculty and Salaried Staff: 32% Hourly Staff: 36.61% GRA’s: annual health insurance Health Insurance and 7.7% for summer salary ◦ GRA Tuition ◦ Consultant Costs ◦ Equipment: Any single item over $5,000 ◦ Supplies: Something Tangible ◦ Travel ◦ Other Expenses: Services, per diem, etc. ◦ Consortium/Subcontract Costs ◦ F&A costs
Facilities and Administrative cost rates recover costs paid for utilities, lights, buildings, equipment, and administration (like OSP). Rates: ◦ Research: 47% ◦ Service:28% UA will NOT waive indirect costs, unless the agency specifies in its guidelines that it does not reimburse F&A or has a limited on the F&A reimbursement.