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Research Administration & Finance

NEWS & UPDATES


Update to the Proposal Submission Process

Research Administration and Finance (RAF) is committed to its mission of providing excellence in service and administration for the proposal and award activities of approved sponsored grants, contracts and other agreements on behalf of the Institute. Furthermore, in order to ensure timely submission of proposals, to effectively manage workload within RAF, to produce a thorough review of submissions, and to address the increasing number of “last minute” proposal submission over the last several months, the requirements linked below are being established and will be effective June 1, 2014.

Important Information Regarding the Proposal Submission Process


Fringe and F&A Rate Updates

Rensselaer has completed negotiations with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the Fiscal Year 2015 provisional Fringe Benefit rate. ONR has set the provisional fringe rate at 34% for Fiscal Year 2015. The On-Campus F&A rate remains at 62%. 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:

Indirect Cost and Fringe Benefit Rates


NIH Update

"Effective immediately, the NIH and AHRQ will accept a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. The subsequent new application need not demonstrate substantial changes in scientific direction compared to previously reviewed submissions, and must not contain an introduction to respond to the critiques from the previous review."

For the full text of the announcement:

NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission

For NIH FAQs regarding resubmission:

Resubmissions of NIH Applications FAQs

NIH has published the following notices updating the PI Salary cap from $179,700 to $181,500 and the graduate student compensation cap from $39,264 to $42,000.

More information on these rates is available here:

Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2014