The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter 2023: Issue 29

News & Updates

New OSP Website is Live

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is pleased to announce our new website is now available at Redirects from our existing website are in place for limited pages. Please be sure to update your bookmarks to the new site as all URLs have changed. For more information and tips on navigating it, please review OSP's New Website User Guidance.

NIH T32 Grant Training Reminder Decorative Image

T32 awards are for full time training activities therefore 100% of stipend, health insurance, tuition, and fees should be charged to the T32 award. Read Post | Read Guidelines

Updated Fringe Rates for FY 2024

Effective January 1, 2024, there are now three fringe benefit rates instead of one composite rate for permanent employees. Read Post

Updated Intake Process for DUAs & MTAs 

OSP is using a new updated intake process in ALICE for faster processing of DUA/MTA. Read Post

Signature Authority & Internal Deadlines

OSP provides control of the administrative and financial aspects of sponsored programs to maintain consistency with the University’s research mission. Read Post

Subagreement Pre-Drafting Action & Response Certification (SPARC) Released 

SPARC is an online form designed to streamline the process for requesting subagreements actions and improve their timely execution. Read Post

OSP Campus Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to those who took the time to respond to the OSP Campus Satisfaction Survey! We value your feedback as we continually work to improve OSP's services.

Holiday Closure Reminder

The University will be closed Monday, December 25, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. As a reminder, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the School of Medicine’s Sponsored Programs Office (SOMSPO) will not be available to process proposal and award transactions during this period. Both OSP and SOMSPO reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Research Spotlight

Logo for University Research WeekResearch Data Management Core

The Research Data Management Core (RDMC) provides UNC researchers with the necessary tools, knowledge, and support to manage and share their research data in compliance with funding agency mandates and data-sharing policies effectively and efficiently.

RDMC Mission StatementRDMC News  

Training Opportunities

Carolina RAPiDs

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Core courses are now available on UNC Canvas. Visit our RAPiDs page for more information on how to access and enroll.

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. 

RAFTs Training

OSP RAFTs provide training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration.

Did You Know?

Q: I need some guidance with the pre-award process and planning for data. What resources does UNC have?

A: The Research Data Management Core (RDMC) website has pre-award and data guidance, as well as tools and resources to help with building Data Management Plans. If you are new to the process, or you just need some guidance, the RDMC site is a great place to start. 

Q: Do you have questions or issues on the Research Data Management Core Fee expensed to a sponsored project?

A: Please email for additional support. 

For more frequently asked questions, see the OSP FAQs page or submit your questions by clicking the button below. 
Submit Questions to OSP

In Other News

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Join the UNC Office of Human Research Ethics/IRB for a Q&A event on Friday, February 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. Register Here

December Month-End Accounting Deadline
Due to the University's upcoming holiday closure, the month-end accounting deadline is December 22. See all deadlines and dates.  

Partial Period Proration on Monthly Payroll
Effective with the January 2024 monthly payroll, partial period proration for persons on the monthly payroll will be updated to a workday methodology instead of a calendar-day methodology. Read Post

Hiring Graduate Students 2023-2024 
The memo regarding the hiring of graduate students has been updated. Read Post

Happy Holidays! 

Wishing you a joyous, restful, enjoyable holiday season! 

See you in 2024!

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