Understanding Indirect Costs, F&A Rates

When Georgia Tech answers a call for proposals to solve a public problem, such as a national security initiative, development of transportation or its infrastructure, medical research or an industry-specific challenge, certain direct costs associated with the project at hand are easily identified and assigned to a project budget submitted with the proposal. However, other expenses support the aggregate of research and development at Georgia Tech and therefore are not as easily tracked in the budget of a single project.

Upcoming OSP Outreach (June and July 2018)

Greetings Colleagues! Here are some of the upcoming dates for OSP outreach and office hours.  These are additional ways for you to receive one-on-one support for your proposals and research administration needs.

We would also like to announce two additional office hours dates centered around NSF CAREER Proposals. These will be held in the RAB Seminar Room—come work on your CAREER proposals with your NSF Contracting Officers available to answer any questions you might have.

Changes to NSF Fastlane and

As of March 26, 2018, NSF has made changes to the way accounts are created and managed. Users must now initiate the request for a new account through Users should request to be affiliated with one of the following organizations:

Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act Update

On January 28, 2016, President Obama signed the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act, or GONE Act. The goal of the GONE act is to review grant closeout procedures and identify why so many grants are not closed out by the end of the 90 day period provided in 2 CFR 200.

Subaward FAQ:  IRB and IACUC Protocols

My collaborator will be working with human or animal subjects. What do we need to do?

You must submit an application to Georgia Tech’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

All research projects involving human or animal subjects require submission (full or shell submission based on the specific circumstances which vary case-by-case, project-by-project).

What is Controlled Unclassified Information?

December 31: DFARS/NIST 800-171 and New Mandatory Standards for Federal Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 aims to consolidate the Federal government’s procedures for handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), including CUI found in systems operated by federal contractors such as Georgia Tech. In the spirit of open government, these regulations aim to share government data with appropriate entities such as research universities, while keeping it out of the hands of prohibited audiences.

Grants, Contracts, and Cooperative Agreements

Tips from Roberta Burke, Associate Director for Contracts, OSP

Scenario: You are highly interested in responding to a solicitation from the Department of Defense (DoD) seeking research proposals in your field of study. Per the solicitation, the award may be a Grant, Cooperative Agreement, or Contract.  “What is the difference?” you ask.  Well, there are significant differences of which you should be well aware. 


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