NEWS & UPDATES
Happy New Year!
Research Administration and Finance would like to wish you a
healthy, joyful, and prosperous 2014.
Federal Government Resumes Operations
As the federal government resumes operations, affected
federal agencies have issued the following notices:
of Operations at the National Science Foundation
Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities
Additional Clarification on Resumption of NIH Extramural
Also, Rensselaer's Office of Research has prepared a table
summarizing the plans for NIH and NSF:
NSF and NIH Guidelines on the Resumption of Operations
Fringe and F&A Rate Updates
Rensselaer has completed negotiations with the Office of
Naval Research (ONR) for a provisional FY14 Fringe Benefit rate
and a provisional FY14-16 Facilities & Administrative rate.
ONR has set the provisional fringe rate at 38.75% for Fiscal
Year 2014. The On-Campus F&A rate remains at 60.20%. Please
note that as provisional rates they are subject to change
pending audit and finalization by ONR.
More information on these rates is available here:
Cost and Fringe Benefit Rates
Information on Sequestration Plans
Various federal agencies have published plans on dealing
with a possible federal sequestration order. Please find links
below to statements published by relevant agencies:
NIH 3/4/13 Update
Department of Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Department of Energy