Update – Partial Government Shutdown

January 8th, 2019

A partial Government shutdown went into effect on December 22, 2018 and continues into its third week. The shutdown affects a number of federal agencies which do not have a final fiscal year 2019 budget. The largest funders of research at Boston University that are subject to the shutdown are... More

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NIH Announces FY 2019 Updates to NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels

December 5th, 2018

NIH announces stipend increases for FY 2019 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. Training Related Expenses and the Institutional Allowance for postdoctoral trainees and fellows have also been increased. Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows and the Tuition and Fees for... More

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January/February 2019 – Coffee with Colleagues

October 24th, 2018

Announcing our upcoming session of Coffee with Colleagues on the topic of Proposal Best Practices. Formal invitation with RSVP coming soon. Please submit specific questions related to preparing a proposal here. This will help us effectively prepare for the session. Subscribe


Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes

September 21st, 2018

Effective September 1, 2018, the University announced new lab animal per diem rates for the Charles River and Medical Campuses (exclusive of the NEIDL). The tables below reflect the costs for the current fiscal year, FY19, as well as proposed costs for the next five years. Please use these projected costs... More

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NIH and NSF (non-financial) Report Reminders

September 21st, 2018

As the recipient of sponsored funding, Boston University is required to provide accurate, timely, and complete reports outlining the results of the sponsored awards and programs. Timely processing and submission of Non-Financial Reports are important since lack of adherence to the sponsor’s closeout requirements could affect future funding for both... More

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2018 Excellence in Research Administration Award

August 20th, 2018

Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research are now accepting nominations for this year’s Excellence in Research Administration Award, which honors two staff members — one in central administration and the other at a school or center — for exceptional service to the University's research mission. The award is open to... More


Research Administration Resources

July 2nd, 2018

There are many resources available for research administrators, including those from sponsor agencies and professional organizations. We have highlighted a few below and will continue to provide information on other resources in future posts. NIH NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) offers many opportunities for access to information related to grant application... More

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