Bulletin Board

NSF Data Management Plan
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to alert faculty who might submit an application to the National Science Foundation of a new, upcoming requirement.  On or around October, 2010, NSF is planning to require that all proposals include a data management plan in the form of a two-page supplementary document.   We will be notified of the specifics of the anticipated changes and NSF’s expectations for the plans at a later date.

For additional information, please see the Press Release below:

The Pre-award Group in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:
Debbie Newton, Linda Golden, Candice Kinsey

Notice Regarding Proposal Deadlines
Budgets are required 2 weeks (10 working days) in advance of the deadline.  Routing and the final proposal are due 1 week (5 working days) in advance of the deadline.  

Letter regarding proposal deadlines can be found here.

NSF Responsible Conduct in Research Training (RCR)
Effective January 4, 2010, all institutions submitting proposals to NSF must certify that they have a training plan in place.  Training plans do not need to be submitted with the proposal, but are subject to review upon request.  Institutions are responsible for verifying that these individual receive training.  These requirements are included in detail in the January 2010 NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, specifically Part I – Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter II.C.1e and in Part II – Award and Administration Guide, Chapter, IV.B.

For new awards, all Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators shall complete this training within thirty (30) days of receipt of the award.  Post doctoral researchers, undergraduate students, and graduate students shall complete the training within two (2) weeks of the beginning of their participation in the grant. 

Information regarding the CITI RCR can be found here.  Questions regarding registration in the course shall be directed to Carmen Schaar-Walden, Coordinator of Research Compliance at carmen-schaar-walden@utulsa.edu or (918) 631-3310. 

2010/2011 Budget Preparation Rates and Minimums (A full list of Proposal Preparation Facts)
Indirect cost Rate:  52.4% On-Campus (Salaries and Wages)
                            22% Off-Campus (Salaries and Wages)

Fringe Benefit Rate: 35% Non-student salaries and wages
                               8% Graduate student salaries

GRA Tuition:  $939/hr

GRA Salary:  Masters -  $1,416/month
                   PhD -   $1,460/month