Kumar awarded $3.1M grant for e-cigarette study

Purnima Kumar, professor of periodontology, has received a five-year, $3.1M grant from the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study the role of e-cigarettes in the development of periodontitis, a polymicrobial infection that causes destruction of tooth-supporting structures and results in tooth loss. Little is known about the impact of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS or e-cigarettes or …

Nisonger Center awarded $4.4M to establish national rehabilitation research and training center

A new five-year, $4.4M grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research will allow Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center to establish a national rehabilitation research and training center on health and function for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award will allow for the development of a body of research to improve the long-term health-related …

Gallego-Perez awarded $2.3M NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Daniel Gallego-Perez, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $2.3M National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. The grant is one of 89 awarded as part of the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which supports ideas with potential for great impact in biomedical research. Gallego-Perez will use the grant to build on earlier studies that demonstrated how …

New requirements for grants-related purchases go into effect July 1

Effective July 1, 2018, The Ohio State University Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will be implementing new purchasing policies and procedures in order to comply with the procurement requirements (2 CFR 200.318 – 326) of the Office of Management and Budget’s “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,” commonly known as “Uniform Guidance.” Uniform Guidance changes focus …

Delay in new procurement requirements

Per the Federal Register notice dated 05/17/2017, The Ohio State University is delaying implementation of the new procurement requirements in OMB 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326 until July 1, 2018.  The university will continue to comply with the procurement standards in the OMB guidance at 2 CFR §200.110(a) until that time.

2017 NIH Salary Cap

Per NIH notice NOT-OD-17-049, the salary cap for grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards remains tied to Federal Executive Level II.  Effective January 8, 2017, Executive Level II increased to $187,000, up from $185,100. Investigators may use the 2017 cap of $187,000 in preparing proposal budgets.  However, in keeping with the practice we have used in the past, Ohio State …

New F&A rate agreement received

The university has just completed negotiations with DHHS on a 4 year F&A rate agreement. The agreement, dated September 23, 2016 establishes the rates shown below. These rates will apply through the end of FY20 and will continue to be used after that date until a new rate agreement is established. Activity Period On-Campus % MTDC Off-Campus % MTDC Research …

Changes to NASA applications/proposals

When do the changes go into effect? NASA issued the RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE AND EARTH SCIENCES – 2016 (ROSES-2016) on February 19, 2016. The changes in this document are effective for applications and proposals that are submitted on or after April 22, 2016. The two major changes of note are: NASA no longer wants salary, fringe benefit or indirect …