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COVID-19 FAQ: See the latest information and general questions associated with proposal submission and award management that may arise in relation to COVID-19.

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research and sponsored projects at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the OSP is to assist faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding. We do that by assisting research faculty and staff with the following: proposal review, authorization, and submission; award negotiations and acceptance; account management; close-out, reports, audits, collection; professional development and education; export control, and research compliance.

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COVID-19 FAQ

See the latest information and general questions associated with proposal submission and award management that may arise in relation to COVID-19.

NSF PAPPG (NSF 20-1)

NSF announced the issuance of the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 20-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted on or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. Significant changes include a new NSF approved format for preparation of biosketches and current and pending support documents.

NIH FY2020 Salary Cap

NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-065 increases the Executive Level II salary cap to $197,300. If adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget funds to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary level.

Change to Effort Certification Process

Beginning March 1, UT will move away from our existing process of Effort Certification and will begin utilizing Salary Compensation Reports. For additional information, please visit the Salary Compensation Reports page.

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