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Sponsored Programs Administrators Meetings

The Sponsored Programs Administrators (SPA) Meeting is held monthly during the academic year to provide information to department administrators.  Please send any suggestions or comments to brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

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Next Meeting

  • June 16, 2021 at 10:30 am – link to online meeting will be sent out through the UCRESADM-L listserv approximately one week before the meeting.

Previous Meetings

  • May 19, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Effort Reports are available (no slide, just a reminder)
      • Introduction – Rashonda Harris, Director of Post Award
      • Year End Reminders
      • Proposal Submission Policy Timeline and Reminders
      • Fringe Benefit Rates
      • NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support
      • Training Reminders
  • April 21, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Joni Gould Retirement
      • C onsultants & Contractors on Sponsored Awards – Kathleen Kearney
      • Salary Cap
      • American Heart Association Carryover and No Cost Extension Updates and Reminders
      • Publications and Printing Costs on Sponsored Awards
      • IPR Routing Tips
      • eRA Commons Phasing Out Internet Explorer
      • Redesigned RePORT Tool
      • eRA Commons Login Tip
      • NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support

 

  • March 17, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Proposal Development Services Overview
      • IPR Form Overview
      • NIH Update
      • SPS Metrics YTD Comparison-Proposals/Awards
      • Proposal Deadline Implementation

 

  • February 17, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • New Initiatives with Trish Casey
      • Cost Transfers
      • NRSA
      • Salary Cap
      • Summer 2021 Effort
      • Pcard Transactions
      • SPS Personnel Update
      • Preaward Update/Presidential Group

 

  • December 16, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Foreign Influence-Wesley Byerly
      • Current and Pending – Other Support
      • General Ledger Transfers
      • HRSA/PMS
      • January Federal Costing Principles Training
      • SPA Meeting Calendar Request
      • ERA Commons Update

 

  • November 18, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Procard Presentation
      • Greenphire
      • UConn Sponsored Program Metrics
      • Effort Reporting Covid-19 Related Certification Statement
      • OVPR Proposal Submission Faculty Survey Results
      • Proposal Submission Update

 

  • October 21, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • F&A on Projects of $50K or Less
      • Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications
      • Cost Sharing Reminders and Clarifications
      • NIH Virtual Seminar
      • Expenditures on Sponsored Awards – Guidance
      • Pay on Federal Grants in June 2020 – PI Verification
      • Proposal Process – Under Development
      • Jeopardy!

 

  • September 16, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Effort Reporting
      • NIH & HRSA Transition to Payment Management System
      • No-Cost Extension Request Form Updates
      • Subaward Invoice Review
      • KFS Upgrade – Non-Payroll Cost Transfers
      • Book Club and CRA Study Group Updates

     

    For information from previous meetings, visit the SPA Meeting Archive.