NIH and Inappropriate Foreign Influence / Disclosure Guidance

The National Institutes of Health has published new guidance on disclosure of outside activities, related to the prevention of inapprorpate foreign inluence.  This information, including useful tables, can be found at NIH's "Protecting U.S. Biomedical Intellectual Innovation" webpage.

FY21 Fringe Benefit Rates Posted

The Fringe Benefit rates negotiated with the Office of Naval Research on behalf of all U.S. Federal Agencies and for use on grants, contracts and/or other agreements issued or awarded to the Georgia Institute of Technology / Georgia Tech Research Corporation have been posted for FY21.

OMB M-20-26: Keeping Campus Updated on Federal Sponsor Flexibilities

On June 18, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget issued OMB M-20-26, giving federal sponsoring agencies the authority to “allow recipients to continue to charge salaries and benefits to active Federal awards consistent with the recipients' policy of paying salaries (under unexpected or extraordinary circumstances) from all funding sources, Federal and non-Federal.” 

NSF Updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, Effective June 1, 2020

The National Science Foundation has issued an updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedure Guide (PAPPG), effective June 1, 2020. Please note the following (linked) notice from Jean Feldman, head of NSF's Policy Office. The notice includes an outline of significant changes as well as information on managing conflicts of interest and protecting research.

Issuance of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1)

Agency Guidance and Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19

The Office of Sponsored Programs is maintaining a webpage where you can find useful updates, agency guidance, and other resources related to COVID-19. This page can be found at

Important Alert Regarding Proposal Submission March 19-23, 2020

Dear colleagues:

There will be disruption in the ability for OSP and Industry Engagement to submit proposals later this week.  IRBWise and eCoI will also not be available.  Please submit proposals and protocols before midday on March 19, 2020.

Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities

The Office of International Initiatives has announced the launch of the Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities, a new online resource regarding guidelines, policies, and procedures around the Institute’s global activities and partnerships.

Resources for Workday Transformation

Workday is going live on July 1, 2019, for Financial Management at Georgia Tech. We have assembled some resources that are available to support you during the transition. Your feedback is appreciated and your questions are valuable in building our FAQs.

Click here for resources and videos. 


NIH Competing Renewal Applications

If you have a renewable NIH grant (types P, T, R, or U) with a current end date between 11/30/2018 and 2/28/2019, you will need to submit your competing renewal application for the Cycle I due date to ensure continuity of support. This cycle starts on 1/25/2019 and goes through 5/7/2019. This is for an earliest start date of 4/1/2020.

When submitting to OSP, please kindly consider deadlines to ensure the most comprehensive review.

Federal Government Shutdown Guidance

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is closely monitoring the budget situation in Washington, D.C.. Impacts to application submission, award processing, and other tasks that require federal sponsor interaction are being assessed. Our commitment to help campus navigate sponsored programs administration is unchanged. We will continue to provide guidance as clearly and timely as possible.


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