The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2022: Issue 23

University Closure Early Deadlines

Bank of America Prepaid Card Transactions 

(completed request forms submitted to
5:00 pm on Monday, December 19

ConnectCarolina Transactions 

(including pre-audit for campus journals and overrides)
5:00 pm on Monday, December 19

Proposal Submittals without Organizational COI 

(due during the closure period through January 5, 2023)
5:00 pm on Monday, December 19

News & Updates

New Account Added to Budget & Prior Approval Forms

A new budget (and expense) account code 558450 – F&A Exempt Educational Award Non-Enroll, Non-Student Payments has been added to the Office of Sponsored Program’s budget revision and prior approval request forms. For both forms, please begin using the version dated 11/23/2023. Continue

Changes in Travel Per Diem Rates in 2023

Per a memo from UNC Finance & Operations, effective March 1, 2023, travel allowances will adopt federal per diem rates. North Carolina in- and out-of-state rates will be discontinued. Continue

Minimum Graduate Student Stipend Increase

Effective January 1, 2023, the University will increase the minimum stipend for graduate students. See this Graduate school funding page to learn more. Continue

Summary of Recent RAMSeS Updates

Effective November 15, several updates have been released in RAMSeS with the key changes highlighted below. For additional information see the full 5.6 release notes. Continue

NC DHHS Fringe Rates Updated for FY 2023

NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has provided an updated chart for Fiscal Year 2023 fringe rates. The updated chart is also available on the Office of Sponsored Program’s Information Sheet. Continue

New RAMSeS F&A Sharing Portal

Effective as of November 15, F&A Sharing agreements will be formally documented in the new RAMSeS F&A Sharing Agreements Portal, including routing and approvals by PS Project ID Managers in the Admin Award department and departments designated to share F&A on the RAMSeS project. Only PS Project ID Managers have access to the F&A Sharing Agreements PortalContinue

New RAM Reports Update & PI Dashboard Decommission

Personnel Monthly tab has a view update to better represent current month actuals and projections. RAM Reports guidance document reflects this update as well as additional guidance on using My Resources. As a reminder, PI Dashboard is decommissioning in January so make the transition to RAM Reports and share your feedback below. Continue
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Research Spotlight

2022 Research in Review

UNC topped $1.2B in research awards, continuing our year-to-year growth in sponsored research activity and showing gains across most disciplines. Additionally, more than 30 researchers from Carolina made Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as trailblazers among their peers. Those recognized had papers that ranked in the top 1% of citations for field and publication year. 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
Gary Wood - Sponsored Projects Specialist

Did You Know?

Q: Who has access to view "My Resources" in RAM Reports?

A: Campus users with a valid Onyen will be able to login to RAM Reports and view all project/award data available to them based on their roles in RAMSeS.

Q: How can I provide feedback or request more functionality in RAM Reports?

A: Click on the “Give Feedback” tab on the RAM Reports webpage and submit your feedback or enhancement request.

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


In Other News

Cash Deposits Update

To improve the University’s internal controls over cash deposits, the Cashier’s office is transitioning to depositing checks remotely to our financial affiliates. Continue

2022 Calendar End Payroll Dates

Payroll Services prepares and distributes all University payrolls, ensures University compliance with all payroll operations rules and regulations, and maintains required records and reports. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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