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Does your PI conduct NIH research?

NIH has implemented several new updates you and your NIH PIs should be aware of:

  • FY2017 NRSA Postdoctoral stipend rates have been published. For NRSA-supported postdocs with less than a year’s experience, the rate is now $47,484. Click here for a full list of FY2017 rates.
  • Starting with the 1/25/2017 NIH application due date, appendix information will be limited to specific types of items—and all other materials, including manuscripts of journal articles, will no longer be accepted. See NIH Notice NOT-OD-16-129 for a full list of allowable appendix materials. NIH has stated that applications submitted with appendix materials that are not on the list of acceptable items will be withdrawn and not reviewed.  
  • Effective 1/27/2017, acceptable post-submission materials will be limited to the list contained in NIH Notice NOT-OD-16-130 and must be submitted by the institution’s Authorized Officials (C&Gs).
  • The eRA Commons now has a prior approval feature that allows PIs to initiate a withdrawal of application request and route the request to an Authorized Official (C&G). C&Gs will review the request in Commons and forward the submission to NIH. At this time, only withdrawals can be requested in the prior approval section of the Commons although it is anticipated that NIH will expand on this capability for prior approval of other actions in the future.

Does Fly America Compliance
Apply Only to 130500 Foreign Travel?




All foreign airfare charged to a federal or federal flow-through award must be Fly America compliant, regardless of the account code:
  • 130700 – Travel to Canada (Open Skies does not apply)
  • 136800 – Seminar Speakers
  • 137500 – Employee Recruiting
  • 146100 – Participant Support
Whether the flights are booked by UD or by the traveler and paid as part of a reimbursement, they must meet the requirements of Fly America compliance.

More Information

Should I submit a cash transmittal
for this grant payment?

When a check or an online Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment is received for a sponsored program (with the exception of delegated authority awards), please inform the Research Office Billing Team ( prior to submitting a cash transmittal to be placed against the grant/contract purpose. (In most instances, an invoice has been submitted to the sponsor, and the payment should be applied against the invoice.) Details of the invoices submitted to the sponsor and payments on awards can be found in UDATAGLANCE under the “Billing and Collections” section.

The Math Behind Effort Reporting  

How do you figure out what percentages to enter in the LAM? What do you need to do if someone is over a salary cap? What do those crazy numbers mean on summer effort reports? If you didn’t make it to the session, “The Math Behind Effort Reporting,” in our April RO training day, you have another chance to solve these mysteries. This class will be offered on October 25th. 
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