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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Research News and Announcements

 

NSF Issues New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

NSF announced that the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued.  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.

Information on significant changes to the PAPPG, can be found here.

10/16/2017

 

DHHS 4-Year Rate Extension for FYEs 2018 to 2021

The US Department of Health and Human Services has completed their review and will recommend approval to extend the current rates for four years, from FYEs 2018 to 2021. The agreement will be sent to us in about 2 to 3 weeks.

10/11/2017

 

Indirect Cost on Agreements from the State of California – Effective January 1, 2016

The CSU and UC have established a base rate of 25% beginning January 1, 2016 – increasing over a 5½ year period to 40% of the Modified Total Direct Costs (as defined in our federally-negotiated rate agreements) for the recovery of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs for State of California funded agreements. However, if a campus is a subrecipient of federal funds and the State agency is a pass-through entity, as defined in 2 CFR 200.93 and 2 CFR 200.74, respectively, then the campus should budget and receive their federally negotiated rate for the project as specified by 2 CFR 200.331(a)(4). If the federal program has a capped F&A rate in compliance with 2 CFR 200, then the campus may accept the capped rate in compliance with their own campus policies.

In the first 2½ years, the base rate has a core component of 25% of the MTDC for administrative costs and no facilities cost. Beginning on July 1, 2018 through July 1, 2020, facilities costs will be added in increments of 5% until the F&A rate reaches 40% MTDC for on-campus projects. Projects that are performed off-campus will only use the 25% MTDC rate for administrative costs. The administrative component of the rate will not escalate. 

Rate Schedule for F&A Recovery for State of California Agreements

Facilities

Administration

Total Rate

Base

Effective Date

0%

25%

25%

MTDC (F&A Rate Agreement)

January 1, 2016

5%

25%

30%

MTDC (F&A Rate Agreement)

July 1, 2018

10%

25%

35%

MTDC (F&A Rate Agreement)

July 1, 2019

15%

25%

40%

MTDC (F&A Rate Agreement)

July 1, 2020

The rate in effect for the first year of a multi-year project will be the rate used for the entire project period in proposed and awarded budgets. If additional funds (not previously appropriated or budgeted) are awarded by a State agency; the proposed budget for these additional funds would use the rate in effect at the time the new budget request is submitted.

Acceptance of a rate lower than 25% requires system office approval.  The Chancellor’s Office SPO will coordinate with the UCOP Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (RPAC) office on any IDC rates accepted at lower than 25% to ensure that both systems are in agreement when or if a lower rate would be appropriate.

07/10/2017

 

CSU Travel Restrictions Effective January 1, 2017 - Update

In early December we shared that the CSU travel procedures were updated for the passage of Assembly Bill 1887.  You will recall that AB1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring its employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  This legislation introduced certain travel restrictions for University travelers effective January 1, 2017.  The campus travel policy and procedures have been modified to ensure compliance with the law. Our travel procedures now include the following:

    • CSULB travelers are defined as employees and non-employees, including students and volunteers.
    • All CSULB travelers are restricted from traveling to any of the affected states unless one of the following legislative exceptions applies:
    • Enforcement of California law, including auditing and revenue collection.
    • Litigation.
    • To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
    • To comply with requests by the federal government to appear before committees.
    • To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
    • To complete job-required training necessary to maintain licensure or similar standards required for holding a position, in the event that comparable training cannot be obtained in California or a different state not affected.
    • For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the CSU or other state agencies.
    • If travel to a prohibited state meets one of the legislative exceptions, supporting documentation is to be provided with the travel claim. 
    • No campus funds may be used for travel to a restricted state, including state or auxiliary funds. If one of the stated exceptions applies, then either state or auxiliary funds may be used to support the travel.
    • All travelers are required to review the Attorney General’s website to determine if their destination is in an affected State before they book their travel. The complete list of affected states will be maintained on the California State Attorney General’s website, https://oag.ca.gov/
    • If a destination is added to the state website AFTER travel has been booked, the travel may occur.
    • The college and or department is responsible for maintaining compliance for each of their travelers

     

06/28/2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Grants and Contracts Budgeting Updates

The California State University Long Beach Research Foundation’s federally negotiated Indirect Cost Recovery (IDC) rates for grants and contracts are as follows:

Indirect Cost Recovery

    • On Campus Organized Research 47.5%
    • On Campus Instruction 50.5% 
    • Off Campus Organized Research 26.0%
    • Off Campus Instruction 26.0% 

 If you have any questions about these rates or general budget preparation questions, please contact your Pre Awards Specialist.

    • David Smith-CHHS, COE, Student Affairs David.Smith@csulb.edu x55330
    • Nora Momoli-CNSM, CCPE Nora.Momoli@csulb.edu x51567
    • Monida Hean-CLA Monida.Hean@csulb.edu x55633
    • Nazareth Lijiam-COTA, CBA, CED Nazareth.Lijiam@csulb.edu x52478

06/30/2016

 

 

Grant Development BeachBoard

Attention Faculty and Staff!!!

A new resource has been created to help you develop a grant proposal. That resource is called the Grant Development BeachBoard and is now available to you.

The site gives you access to:

    • Successfully Funded Proposal Narratives, Project Summaries and Abstracts
    • Links to Funding Opportunities and Grant Search Tools
    • Proposal Development Support
    • Data Management Plan Development Resources
    • CSULB Institutional Data
    • College Grant Announcements
    • Links to CSULB Research News

Our goal is to provide the resources that you need to succeed, so we will continue to add new resources to the site. Please contact Jacqueline Wilvers to be included today at Jacqueline.Wilvers@csulb.edu or 562-985-1065. Thank you!

 

12/07/2015