The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2022: Issue 22

Campus Satisfaction Survey

2022 OSP Campus Satisfaction Survey is now open!

Survey closes Tuesday, November 22.

News & Updates

Signature Authority and Proposal Deadlines 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides control of the administrative and financial aspects of sponsored programs to maintain consistency with the University's research mission. Continue

Coming Soon: New RAMSeS F&A Sharing Portal

Effective November 15, the University will require the F&A sharing arrangements for externally funded collaborative projects be documented by the RAMSeS F&A Sharing Portal. Continue 

Updated Subagreement Resources

Several new resources and tools are available to assist in streamlining processes that improve knowledge and efficiency working with outgoing subagreements. Continue

Research Core Development Webpage Release 

Learn more about the Research Core Development (RCD) team services and initiatives on the new RCD webpage! Continue

Guidance for NIH NRSA Child Care Allowance 

As part of efforts to support family-friendly workplaces for NIH-supported workforce, childcare allowance is now available to recipients of NRSA awards. Continue

OSP Guidance on LMAR & EHRA One-Time Bonuses

In response to the recent HR memo, OSP is providing guidance on how LMAR and EHRA one-time bonuses should be treated on sponsored programs. Continue

Carolina RAPiDs Course Transition 

The RAPiDs training program is transitioning to a new learning management platform and will be temporarily unavailable effective November 1, 2022. Continue

Updates to Personnel Info in RAM Reports 

RAM Reports received recent enhancements to provide more information on personnel transactions and projections, including a revised guidance document. Click the button below to share your feedback and suggestions on RAM Reports so we can continue to improve user experience and functionality. Continue
Share Feedback & Suggestions on RAM Reports

Research Spotlight

David Peden, MD, MS 

Dr. Peden is the senior associate dean for translational research at the UNC School of Medicine (SOM). In addition to his extensive research on the effects of allergens, the professor of pediatrics, microbiology & immunology, and medicine aided in the creation of the N.C. Translational and Clinical Research Institute (NC TraCS) and the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology within the SOM. Continue

Training Opportunities

Annual Symposium

The Annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is a forum to provide the campus research community with the most current information on policies, regulations, and best practices for sponsored program administration at the University. See past sessions here.

CITI Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a web-based training package on issues relating to human subjects research. 

NCURA Award Lifecycle Webinar

The NCURA Lifecycle of the Award webinar series offers training on several broad research administration topics relevant to research institutions. Start your training here.

RAFTs Training

OSP RAFTs provides training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration. Spring 2022 session recording is now available.

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Training

OSP Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) is designed to provide a comprehensive training program for research administrators at UNC.


Staff Updates 

Research Administration
Jessica Shenefield Contracting Officer
Karissa McKendall Contracting Officer
Gary Wood Sponsored Projects Specialist 
Reggie Wilkins Sponsored Projects Specialist
Brandon Ciraulo Sponsored Projects Specialist

Sponsored Projects Accounting
Martha Garcia Sponsored Projects Accountant

Did You Know?

Q: What is the deadline for getting proposals to OSP?

A: All proposals are due at a minimum of 5 business days prior to the sponsor’s submittal deadline. Please see Operating Standard 300.03 – Deadlines for Proposal Submission to University Offices for information on deadlines for proposal submission.

Q: Who will review my proposal?

A: OSP shares responsibility with the School of Medicine Sponsored Programs Office for proposal review and approval based on the sponsor. Please see Operating Standard 300.01 - Shared Responsibilities for Proposal Review & Institutional Approval for information on proposal responsiblities.

For more frequently asked questions, see our FAQs page. To submit your questions to OSP, click the 'Ask OSP' button below. 


In Other News

Tuition Policy Update Academic Year 2023-24

Beginning next fall, you may use your instate allocation to pay the instate tuition for eligible students regardless of their stipend funding source. Continue

Travel Agency Fees

To simplify the expense reconciliation process and reduce the financial impact of booking through Concur Travel/World Travel Inc, University Finance has implemented a central method of payment for World Travel Agency Fees, effective Oct. 18, 2022. Continue


Small Capital Project Account Codes

Beginning in FY 2023, to improve the accuracy of accounting for small capital projects (capital projects which are less or equal to $300,000), changes to account codes have been made. Continue

New UNC Export Control Guidance 

UNC's Export Compliance office has released new guidance for Sponsored Programs

Update to NSF Guidelines

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has updated its Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for all proposals and awards effective January 30 2023 and beyond. Continue

Update to NIH Policy Statement 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has updated its Grants Policy Statement (GPS) for all awards and proposals effective January 25, 2023 and beyond. Continue.

Reminders on Key Personnel Changes on CDC Grants

Changing key personnel on a CDC grant requires sponsor prior approval. Non-research grants requests are made in GrantSolutions and research grants requests via eRA Commons. All prior approval requests must be submitted at least 120 days before the end of the budget period and be signed by an Authorized Organizational Representative. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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