National Science Foundation (NSF) FastLane System Enhancements


Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane System to begin automated compliance checking for all required sections of full proposals. This will bring NSF systems in line with long-standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)). Preliminary proposals are not affected by this system enhancement.

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region 1 Spring Meeting

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program, early bird registration, and hotel reservations websites are now available for the NCURA Region I Spring Meeting to be held April 29 – May 2nd, 2013 at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH. 

 Spring Meeting Registration:  Early Bird Registration $425, through April 5th; Full Registration $495, April 6th onward.

New Fringe Rates for FY14 Should be Used Immediately in Proposal Budgets

New fringe benefit rates for FY14 sponsored programs have been finalized and should be used immediately in proposal budgeting.  

The primary changes reflect the following:

Sponsored Programs Administration welcomes new staff

Sponsored Programs Administration is pleased to announce that Michele Gregg, CPA will be joining the department as a Senior Financial Research Administrator beginning January 22, 2013. Michele will be responsible for financial compliance monitoring, effort certification, and grant closeouts. She returned to New England from New Mexico where she worked as a Fiscal Monitor with the Contract and Grant Accounting Department at the University of New Mexico. She also worked in public accounting in New Mexico.


Sponsored Programs Administration Hours on Friday - December 14, 2012

Dear UNH Research Community,

Research Administration has scheduled an end–of-year staff meeting on Friday, December 14th and will be unavailable from  3PM - 5PM.   Please discuss any anticipated scheduling conflicts with your GCA.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Victor Sosa


Victor G. Sosa, Director
University of New Hampshire
Sponsored Programs Administration
51 College Road, Room 107
Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-2001 (-3564 for faxes)

OJP Conference Policy Update

Dear Cooperative Agreement Recipient:

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) revised its “Policy and Guidance for Conference Approval, Planning, and Reporting” webpage on Friday, October 5, 2012 in order to provide the most recent and comprehensive guidance related to conference costs.  The Conference Webpage can be accessed via the following link:

Following is an outline of changes to the guidance:     

Effort Certification Reminder

To:  Principal Investigators and Project Directors, UNH Sponsored Programs Community

This is a reminder that all effort reports for FY12 activity must be reviewed, certified, and received in Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) by September 30. Please return the completed certifications to your effort certification coordinator/BSC contact, clearly indicating any needed revisions. 

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Requirements - Update to Internal Approval Form (aka Yellow Sheet)

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) has revised the Sponsored Program Proposal Internal Approval Routing Form (aka “Yellow Sheet”) to reflect new financial conflict of interest in research requirements.  It is available on the Research Office website.

UNH Rate Sheet Updated

Dear UNH Research Community,

The UNH Rate Sheet was revised August 1st to update stipend rates for AY12-13, along with tuition, fees and the Student Health Benefit Plan.

Please use the new rates in proposals immediately and contact your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.



Karen Jensen
(on behalf of Victor Sosa, Director)

NH Charitable Foundation Announces Changes to its Competitive Grant Programs

Dear UNH Research Community, 


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