Sponsored Programs Administration

Research Administration End of Fiscal Year Staff Meeting - Friday June 21, 2013

Dear UNH Research Community,

Research Administration has scheduled an end of FY staff meeting on Friday, June 21, 2013 and will be unavailable after 1 PM.   Please discuss any anticipated scheduling conflicts with your GCA.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


NIH eRA Updates Research Performance Progress Report

NIH has updated their Research Performance Progress Report to include two variations. If you have not already done so, make sure to read the Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-061 as it explains in detail the timeline for submitting reports.   You can also visit March’s Items of Interest article on RPPR. Take note as part of the July release, the eSNAP option in Commons will be removed.

National Institutes of Health Grantees How Tos

New to National Institutes of Health (NIH) eRA (Electronic Research Administration) Commons? Find how to's for basic tasks here.


Please contact your GCA for assistance.



Sponsored Programs Administration Coverage During NCURA Meeting 04/30 - 05/02/13

Dear UNH Research Community,

The NCURA regional meeting has come to the Seacoast Region again and SPA will be taking advantage of the meeting's proximity  and sending several staff members to participate on each of the three meeting days:  April 30th, May 1st, & May 2nd.

Adequate coverage should be available during this time and specific contact information will be provided through Out of Office messages.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


The question of how sequestration will impact our research programs is, as yet, largely unanswered.  The political process has been unable to reach compromise and across-the-board budget cuts have been initiated. Across the Federal government, approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources have been canceled. 

National Institutes of Health Operations Under the Sequester

Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH, posted the message below to her blog.


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.

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.


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:  http://www.ojp.gov/funding/confcost.htm

Following is an outline of changes to the guidance:     


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