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Subrecipient Monitoring and the OBI Subagreements Dashboard

The Uniform Guidance, specifically §200.331, requires pass-through entities to evaluate each subrecipient's risk of noncompliance in order to determine the appropriate monitoring level and to monitor the activities of subrecipient organizations to ensure that the subaward is in compliance with applicable Federal statutes and regulations and the terms of the subaward.

Internal OSP FY 2016 Annual Report Now Available

The Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs FY 2016 Annual Report is now available to Harvard staff and affiliates here through HarvardKey login. The report, which is developed for internal purposes, provides a summary of the FY 16 sponsored research results. Please feel free to use the data for internal purposes, and if you want further information for your Harvard school or department please contact osp_webmaster@harvard.edu.

Office for Sponsored Programs Winter Recess Schedule

In observance of the University’s winter recess, the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) will close at noon on Friday, December 23, 2016 and will resume operations on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  All proposals with deadlines that fall within these dates should be submitted to OSP no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  As always, earlier submissions are welcome.

Don't forget: CREW Grants Management Reports will be decommissioned after Thursday, December 1st

After our hard work over the past months in transitioning to OBI Grants Management reports, the time has come for CREW Grants Management reports to sunset. On the evening of Thursday, December 1st, CREW Grants Management reports (except the Sponsored Invalid Code Combinations report) will be decommissioned and will not be available starting Friday, December 2nd. From December 2nd onward, any scheduled Grants Management reports will be terminated and removed from CREW. 

What should we know about the revised version of NSF’s PAPPG?

As we’ve discussed recently on this blog, NSF has announced a new version of its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 17-1, and there are significant changes in this document that will be important for the sponsored research community. NSF has modified the PAPPG in its entirety, eliminating separate recognition of the Grants Proposal Guide (GPG) and the Award & Administration Guide (AAG). With NSF 17-1, the entire document will be referred to as PAPPG, Parts I and II, with chapters sequentially numbered from I-XII.

NIH Notice: Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Last Monday, NIH released a notice with positive news for recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016. Per NIH's notice, dated November 7, 2016, these postdoctoral trainees and fellows will receive increased stipends. The notice also provides instructions for requesting one-time supplemental funding to cover the stipend increase.