Tip of the Week

Friday, January 17, 2020

Am I eligible to apply for a funding opportunity that I have an interest in?

It is strongly recommended that Principal Investigators review the eligibility requirements in the proposal instructions and guidelines before starting to work on their proposals. ...

Friday, January 10, 2020

NIH Decision Tool for Human Subjects Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed a decision tool to help researchers determine if their research involves human subjects, may be considered exempt from Federal regulations, or is...

Friday, November 15, 2019

MyFunding as File of Record

MyFunding records serve as the files of record (subject to audit) for sponsored programs, thus it  is important to have high quality data.  The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) advises...

Friday, November 8, 2019

What should I enter in “Application submission deadline” in MyFunding if the sponsor’s deadline is open-ended?

Administrators and investigators completing a MyFunding Funding Proposal (FP) for proposals with open-ended deadlines should enter the date by which they...

Friday, November 1, 2019

What is an SRA type in MyRA?

One of the new features from the PERIS™ Project Phase 2 rollout in March 2019 was the addition of the Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) type in the My Research Agreements (MyRA) module.  The SRA...

Friday, October 25, 2019

What is the difference between Modified Total Direct Costs and Total Direct Costs?

When calculating indirect costs in a proposal budget, it is important to consider both the indirect cost rate and the indirect cost base.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

How should grant transfers be categorized in MyFunding?

An active award that is transferring to the University of Pittsburgh from another institution should be marked as a “Revision” in the MyFunding Funding...

Friday, October 4, 2019

Why do I need an ORCID iD, and how do I get one?

Beginning October 1, 2019, individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ...

Monday, September 2, 2019

I am submitting an NIH R35 proposal. How do I obtain a Letter of Support from the AOR?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) require a Letter of Support from the Institution’s Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) in proposal applications for Maximizing Investigators’...

Friday, August 16, 2019

Importance of timely processing an award

All requests and supporting documents for award approval and acceptance should be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OR) as soon as possible after an award document (i.e. Notice of Award...
Friday, August 9, 2019

NIH Disclosure Examples

To follow-up from NIH Notice ...

Friday, August 2, 2019

When can I issue an outgoing Subaward agreement or amendment?

All awards, including amendments, modifications, and no-cost extensions, must be processed and activated by the Office of Sponsored Programs before a subaward can...

Friday, July 12, 2019

Referencing PERIS™ Records in Contraxx

When completing an outgoing subaward request through ...

Friday, July 5, 2019

Keep NIH Filenames Short

National Institutes of Health (NIH) applicants are required to keep filenames under 50 characters for application attachments.  Filenames over 50 characters will not pass NIH validation and may...

Friday, June 14, 2019

Do I need a Statement of Intent for each outgoing subaward listed in my proposal?

A Statement of Intent (or Letter of Intent) to enter into a consortium (subaward) arrangement for each participating site is required prior to proposal submission. It is a formal...