Tip of the Week

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Cost-Reimbursable and Fixed-Price Subawards

Outgoing subawards may be issued with either a cost-reimbursable (most common) or a fixed-price payment mechanism. 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Do I Need to Complete an Internal Detailed Budget in MyFunding when Using a Modular Budget in My NIH Grant Application?

The PERIS™ MyFunding module has been updated to better accommodate the use of National Institutes of Health (NIH) modular...

Friday, February 16, 2018

How Do I Incorporate Graduate Student Fringe Benefits in MyFunding?

To incorporate graduate student fringe benefits in a funding proposal budget within the...

Friday, February 9, 2018

How Does the NIH Define a Clinical Trial?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines a Clinical Trial as “ A research study in which one or more human...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Submitting Pre-Proposal Information in MyFunding

When a sponsor requires or recommends the submission of pre-proposal material such as a Letter of Intent (LOI), Pre-Application, or White Paper prior to the submission of a full proposal, it may...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Remember to Update Your Proposal Submission Status in MyFunding

For proposals that can be submitted to a sponsor directly by the Department, the Office of Sponsored Programs Specialist (Officer) will review the Funding Proposal within MyFunding and return...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Why Isn’t the Annual Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Date Showing Up in the PERIS™ module, MyFunding?

MyFunding receives a feed from an HSConnect database allowing the most recent annual COI disclosure date to prepopulate for each individual named in a proposal.  There are two reasons why...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Subscribing to Funding Opportunity Announcements on Grants.gov

On November 20, 2017, Grants.gov updated how individuals can create and manage funding opportunity subscriptions. Using the site’s ...

Friday, November 3, 2017

MyRA Self-Registrations

MyRA (My Research Agreements) is the University of Pittsburgh Office of Sponsored Programs online application for the web-based development, routing, and...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Using an External Institution’s IRB as the “IRB of Record”

When two or more institutions are engaged in human subjects research, investigators may prefer to have one Institutional Review Board (IRB) serve as the “IRB of Record” to avoid duplicate review...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Consulting the Office of Sponsored Programs for Services Agreements Issued under Federal Contracts

Federal Contracts contain terms and conditions (specific requirements) that must be included in Services Agreements...

Friday, September 8, 2017

What can (and cannot) be included as NIH Appendix materials?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have policies that describe what is allowed to be included as Appendix materials in funding applications.  Generally, an Appendix material is not allowed...

Friday, September 1, 2017

Checklist for Investigators Leaving the University

The Office of Research Protections (ORP) has developed a checklist for investigators who are leaving...

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Importance of Submitting Progress Reports and Final Reports on Time

By receiving and accepting an award for funding, investigators are committing to meeting all of the associated requirements, including the submission of progress reports and final reports.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

How do I know if my award is a Federal Contract and not a Federal Grant?

Most funding opportunity announcements will indicate when funding will be awarded under a Federal Contract.  However, a number of other indicators can be used to identify a Federal Contract:...