For updates and resources from the Office of Sponsored Programs related to the Coronavirus, visit https://osp.gatech.edu/coronavirus. This page also contains links to guidance and flexibilities from awarding agencies in response to COVID-19.
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. https://osp.gatech.edu/rates
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.”
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.
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 http://osp.gatech.edu/coronavirus.
By Kelly Winn, Office of Research Integrity Assurance on December 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies have issued revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule). These changes take effect on January 21, 2019.
The final version of NSF’s award term and condition entitled, “Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault” was published on September 21, 2018, in the Federal Register. A link to this Federal Register notice, as well as other important information regarding this important topic (including Frequently Asked Questions regarding the term and condition), is available at: www.nsf.gov/harassment.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will release a term and condition requiring awardee organizations to report findings of sexual harassment. It will be posted in the Federal Register Sept. 21, 2018 and go into effect Oct. 21, 2018.
In asking for identification of “other support” in a grant application, a funding agency’s interests include, but are not limited to, identifying and eliminating duplication of funding for specific budgetary items, understanding the investigator’s capacity to complete projects (e.g., effort available), protect national security or economic interests, and assess potential conflicts of interest.
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 Research.gov. Users should request to be affiliated with one of the following organizations: