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  • Roundtable Session - Roles and Responsibilities of OSP, SFS, ORIA and Units

    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    9:30 - 10:30 AM
    Weill Hall Room 226
    RSVP requested

    If you’ve ever wondered who was responsible for the various tasks in the proposal process, now is your chance to discuss the topic with the research community at Cornell. This OSP Roundtable will include a panel discussion of scenarios you may be familiar with and who should handle the issues that are raised in the scenario. Attendees will leave with a better sense of who or what office to contact when proposal issues arise. Learn more

  • 2017 NIST: Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) programs at its Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO locations. These programs provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists and gain exposure to cutting-edge research. Each Summer, SURF provides opportunities for more than 100 students to spend time (9 to 11 weeks) at one of the six NIST Laboratories at the Gaithersburg location or five NIST program fields at the Boulder location. Learn more

  • Research Administration Certification Program

    The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Division of Financial Affairs are pleased to announce the upcoming Research Administration Certification Program (RACP). This program is recommended for staff whose work supports sponsored projects, particularly those new to the field or new to Cornell.

    Module 1: Wed, Jan 11, 2017
    Module 2: Fri, Jan 13, 2017
    Module 3: Fri, Jan 20, 2017
    Module 4: Fri, Jan 27, 2017
    Module 5: Thu, Feb 2, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: East Hill Office Building, Training Room 140, 395 Pine Tree Road
    Deadline for application: Monday December 12, 2016, 5:00 PM

    Attendance is required at all sessions. There is no registration fee for the program. If you are interested in attending please send an email to OSP Communications with your name, department, and position title.

  • New Form 10 and Non-Financial Agreement (NFA) Routing Forms

    Fewer forms and more options for signing

    The Office of Sponsored Programs has released a new, shorter version of the Form 10 (Proposal Routing and Approval Form) and a new NFA Form (Non-Financial Agreement Routing and Approval Form). Both forms ask only for the minimum information needed to handle proposals and non-financial agreements... read more

  • NIH Fiscal Policy For Grant Awards - FY 2016
    NIH recently provided guidance for their Fiscal Operations for FY 2016 implementing the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), which was signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015. With the passage of the Act, NIH has $32.31 billion in budget authority which is an increase of $2 billion over FY 2015... read more

  • Change to NIH Salary Cap - Effective January 10, 2016

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) salary cap for the year beginning January 10, 2016 has been established at $185,100.

    This applies to all awards directly from the NIH and from pass-through entities (subcontracts). The announcement may be found at NIH Notice. This translates to a rate cap of $138,825 for individuals on a nine-month salary. All campus instances where individuals are affected by the cap must result in an appropriate amount of institutional co-funding via a cost sharing subaccount.

    For further information please see the presentation at NIH Salary Cap or contact Cost and Capital Assets ( and/or OSP ( for assistance.

  • From the Graduate School: How to Document Your Training Efforts for Grant Proposals

  • Uniform Guidance

    Effective December 26, 2014, new federal awards are subject to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200). Existing awards may also be subject to the new requirements as new increments are released. The Uniform Guidance combines and consolidates 8 existing Circulars, including A-21, A-110 and A-133.

    Cornell University has set up a University-wide Uniform Guidance Task Force to keep the Cornell research community informed about changes that will affect the work of PIs, researchers, administrators and others involved in sponsored projects. In addition, a webpage has been established to provide information and updates on the Uniform Guidance implementation and will be regularly updated as new material becomes available. For more information go to: Uniform Guidance.
  • Form 10 and related forms have been updated on the Form 10 page. New COI forms have been added to the main Forms page. New guidance documents have been added to the Policies and Procedures page, under "Ethics and Conflicts."

Contact Information

East Hill Plaza
373 Pine Tree Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850-2820

t: 607-255-5014
f: 607-255-5058

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

You can visit OSP by using the TCAT Route 82 bus