What's New

The UMass Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) semi-annual facility inspections will take place in October. All expired items should be removed from facilities regularly and solutions, dilutions, etc. need to be clearly labeled with contents and date.

We developed a new web page with detailed information to help faculty and staff better understand Graduate Student Fellowships.

https://www.umass.edu/research/graduate-student-fellowships

The recently approved fringe rates for Fiscal Year 2019 are now posted to our website and updated in SmartGrant.

For links and further information on how this impacts grant proposals currently in the queue but not yet submitted, please see below:

Updated Fact Sheet for FY’19 - https://www.umass.edu/research/guidance...

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (NIH, HRSA, etc.) and Colleges and Universities are now assigned at the level of school/college and shared by two pre-award administrators. For more details, see our Staff Contacts for Proposals.

Build only a limited budget and provide further details at the Just-In-Time phase. For more details, see the updated guidance on the NIH Sponsor Specific Resources page (Modular Budget Process section).

Below please view a new flowchart that visually describes the COI disclosure process and a set of FAQs to help explain COI and Outside Activities:

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Process Flowchart (PDF download - June 2018)
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Research Administration