Sponsored Project Administration - SPA
Recent News & Announcements
12-18-14 UVM and SPA will be closed for winter break
**Winter Break** The University of Vermont, including SPA, will be closed for winter break from December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015. If you have an emergency and need to reach us during that time, please leave a voicemail message on the SPA main phone line or send an email to the SPA main email account. We will check the phone and email once a day during the break.
- SPA main phone line - 802-656-3360
- SPA main email - email@example.com
12-08-14 NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-030
Key Dates: Release Date: December 4, 2014
- This Notice informs the applicant community of a modification for how NIH would like applicants to mark changes in their Resubmission applications.
- NIH has removed the requirement to identify 'substantial scientific changes' in the text of a Resubmission application by 'bracketing, indenting, or change of typography'.
- Effective immediately, it is sufficient to outline the changes made to the Resubmission application in the Introduction attachment.
- The Introduction must include a summary of substantial additions, deletions, and changes to the application.
- It must also include a response to weaknesses raised in the Summary Statement.
- The page limit for the Introduction may not exceed one page unless indicated otherwise in the Table of Page Limits.
11/04/14 Sudha Ramaswami, Director of Sponsored Project Administration
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Sudha Ramaswami as Director of Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) effective immediately. Sudha began her career at the University in 2005 and has nearly ten years of sponsored project administration experience. As a team leader in the former Grant and Contract Administrative Services (GCA) office, Sudha played a critical role in the integration of the pre and post-award offices and the formation of SPA in 2012. Since that time, Sudha has served as the Financial Compliance Lead in SPA, overseeing and supporting a broad range of activities across the department, including financial compliance and reporting, award set up, policy and business process development, and audit, among other things. As a Certified Research Administrator, Sudha has expertise in all areas of the grant lifecycle. Sudha looks forward to continuing to work with all of you in this new role. Please join me in congratulating Sudha!
Jennifer Gagnon, Associate Vice President for Research Administration
10/09/14 OMB Uniform Guidance
The Office of Management and
Budget has issued new guidance for managing Federal sponsored activity. “Uniform
Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for
Federal Awards; Final Rule” will take effect December 26th, 2014
and will replace all governing circulars, including A-21, A-110 and A-133. Link
to the guidance
UVM's Implementation of the OMB Uniform Guidance
OMB Uniform Guidance Implementation Project
- October 9, 2014 - Project Kick-off - powerpoint
In preparation for the December 26th, 2014 implementation date, a steering committee has been formed to analyze the guidance and determine focus areas for the University.
The steering committee is led by Jennifer Gagnon, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, and Claire Burlingham, University Controller, with representation from Sponsored Project Administration, Cost Accounting Services, Procurement Services and Compliance Services.
Over the past several months, the steering committee has identified and grouped the highest priority components of the guidance to be reviewed in depth by subcommittees comprised with representatives from central administrative offices and academic units.
Each subcommittee is led by a member of the steering committee and is responsible for determining the impact of the new regulations to existing policy and process, creating new training materials and revising policies and procedures where needed.
The subcommittee work is being kicked off in October with primary assessment results due back to the steering committee by the Thanksgiving holiday.
Please continue to check this website for updates as the committees continue their work.
|12/18/14||UVM and SPA will be closed for winter break||no link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|12/08/14||NIH Modification to Guidance on Making Changes in Resubmission Applicartions||web link||UVM||NIH Investigators|
|11/04/14||Sudha Ramaswami, Director of SPA||pdf link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|10/24/14||NSF MRI Program||pdf link||UVM||NSF Investigators|
|10/10/14||New Delegation Feaures in InfoEd||web link||UVM||Deans Directors Chairs|
|10/09/14||OMB Uniform Guidance||web link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|10/08/14||InfoEd offline tonight for maintenance||no link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|10/06/14||NIH Operates Under Continuing Resolution||web link||UVM||NIH Investigators|
|09/02/14||NIH Fundamentals Webinar Sept 12 2014||flyer
|06/13/14||Graduate Student Benefits Memo||pdf link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|05/28/14||InfoEd Upgrade Successfully Completed||web link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|05/08/14||InfoEd Upgrade May 27, 2014 Off-Line Dates||no link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|05/02/14||Updated Fringe Benefit Rates||web link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|04/30/14||Jennifer Gagnon, Associate VP Rsrch Admin||pdf link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|04/21/14||Liquidation Expiration Date||web link||Federal||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|02/25/14||Training UOPs Advance Accts and Resid Bals||web link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|02/07/14||Guidance for NIH RPPR on SNAP Awards||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|01/17/14||NIH Increases Salary Cap||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|12/18/13||Winter Break 12/23/13 to 01/01/14||no link||UVM||UVM|
|10/28/13||NIH Operating under Continuing Resolution||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|10/24/13||NSF Revised Deadlines||web link||NSF||NSF Investigators|
|10/23/13||NIH Guidance re Applications Submitted||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|10/23/13||NSF's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)||web link||NSF||UVM Faculty|
|10/21/13||NIH Notice Number NOT-OD-14-003||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|10/18/13||NIH & NSF Resumption of Operations||web link||NIH & NSF||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|10/17/13||Federal Shutdown has Ended||web link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|10/10/13||Federal Government Partial Shut Down - Update||web link||UVM||UVM Faculty/Staff|
|10/01/13||Impact of Govt Shutdown at UVM||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|10/01/13||Government Shutdown||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|09/18/13||Reach Grant Program for Faculty||web link||UVM||Faculty|
|09/06/13||NIH Form Changes Sept 25, 2013||web link||UVM||NIH Investigators|
|07/17/13||List of projects affected by POs...||excel document||UVM||Administrators|
|06/03/13||Sequestration 2013 updates||web link||UVM||All|
|02/26/13||New SPTP Class on March 13, 2013||web link||UVM||Administrators|
|02/05/13||InfoEd Oracle upgrade done - Feb 6, 2013||none||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|12/15/12||InfoEd Upgrade Completed||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|12-05-12||Cost Transfers Involving Sponsored Agreements||web link||UVM||Administrators|
|10/08/12||Seminar - Write Winning Grant Proposals||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|09/07/12||SPA Research Administrator Assignment Changes||UVM||UVM Invesigators|
|08/23/12||New Financial Conflict of Interest Policy||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|08/13/12||FY 2012 Annual Reports||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|06/29/12||New Cost Policy effective July 1, 2012||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|06/21/12||Recognition Allocation Reporting||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|03/02/12||PIVOT Funding and Collaboration Tool||web link||UVM||UVM Investigators|
|01/25/12||Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2012||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|01/25/12||Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|01/25/12||NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2012||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|10/24/11||Research Development and Grant Writing News||web link|
|10/07/11||Data Management information now available||web link word||NSF||NSF Investigators|
|09/21/11||PeopleSoft Search for Awards by Name||CATSKILL|
|09/15/11||Research Commercialization Webinar Series||UVM Campus|
|09/14/11||NSF BIO Directorate Proposal Processing Changes||word||NSF||NSF Investigators|
|08/24/11||FY11 Annual Reports now available||web link||UVM campus|
|07/07/11||Announcing Sponsored Project Administration (SPA)||UVM campus|
|05/04/11||NIH Salary Cap||web link||NIH||NIH Investigators|
|03/10/11||New NSF Requirement for Training in Research Ethics||NSF Investigators|
|01/01/11||Measurable Effort and Cost Sharing||All||UVM Campus|
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