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New Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs Rates Effective July 1, 2019

EKU has received notification of new Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs (also referred to as indirect costs) rates for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023 or until amended.  Effective immediately, the revised rates must be used for all sponsored project proposals with anticipated start dates on or after July 1, 2019. 

The new rates are as follows:

Application Forms Now Available for Revised Human Research Subjects Regulations

Revisions to the federal policy governing the use of human research subjects went into effect on Monday, January 21, 2019. All studies involving human subjects initially reviewed as of this date are required to follow the revised policy.

Human Subjects Research Regulations Update and Temporary Freeze on Applications

After several years in development and multiple extensions for implementation, revisions to the Federal policy governing the use of human research subjects (The Common Rule) are set to go into effect on January 21, 2019.  All protocols reviewed as of this date will be required to follow the revised policy, which can be read in full

NEH Summer Stipends Internal Competition

The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.

Update to Estimated Fringe Benefits Rates for FY 2019 and FY 2020 Sponsored Projects

As an update to the previous announcement regarding estimated fringe benefits rates for FY 2019, rates are now expected to increase in FY 2020 rather than in FY 2019.  The following rates may be used for sponsored project proposals for FY 2019

Estimated Fringe Benefits Rates for FY 2019 Sponsored Projects

In order to assist with budgeting on sponsored project proposals, the following rates are provided as estimates for FY 2019:

NEH Summer Stipends Internal Competition: Deadline September 7, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.

Changes to Contractor Agreement Procedures for Services Performed Beginning July 1, 2017

In follow-up to the initial announcement regarding procurement policy changes, Sponsored Programs would like to provide some additional information regarding how the new procurement guidelines will impact Contractor Agreements for services performed on externally-sponsored projects. <

Procurement Policy Changes Coming July 1, 2017

As you may recall from our previous announcements, the Federal government’s new regulations on grants and contracts (commonly referred to as “Uniform Guidance”) provided an opportunity for universities to delay the implementation of new procurement requirements beyond the December 26, 2014 effective date.  On July 1, 2017, the time will come

University-Funded Scholarship Opportunity for Faculty

Sponsored Programs is currently accepting grant applications for University-Funded Scholarship (UFS).  The UFS program provides support for tenured and tenured-track faculty to engage in research, scholarship, and creative activities. 

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