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Updated Fringe Benefit Rates for FY 2022 and FY 2023 and Revised Federal & Non-Federal Budget Templates

The University has recently negotiated new fringe benefit rates with the Department of Health & Human Services for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, beginning July 1, 2021. These rates will remain provisional for FY 2024 – 2026 until amended. The revised Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement dated 2/8/2021 can be found here. Until further notice the […]

Save the Date for the next Coffee with Colleagues: May 12, 2021

Save the Date for the next Coffee with Colleagues session on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1pm-3pm. We are happy to have guest panelists: Matt Abrams – Associate Comptroller, Payroll and Payment Services Heather Gillis – Director, Procurement, Sourcing and Procurement to present and lead a discussion on Ariba, Contracted Services, P-Card Administration, and Consultants. Before […]

NSF enables three new proposal types and withdrawal functionality in

Effective March 22, the National Science Foundation (NSF) enabled three new proposal types in the Proposal Submission System and in the recently launched Proposal Preparation Demo Site. These are the Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED), Equipment, and Travel proposal types. New automated compliance checks and associated error and warning […]


DHHS over the Cap Salary Tool

Do you have faculty on DHHS awards over the Cap? Do you need help determining how to account for what is over the cap, how and where to charge it? PAFO has created a Salary Tool to assist you in deciphering the appropriate charge to Sponsored Research accounts for those individuals who earn more than […]


Save the Date Coffee with Colleagues

Save the Date for the next Coffee with Colleagues session on Tuesday April 6, 2021, 10am-12pm. We are happy to have guest panelists: Sarah Hokanson- Assistant Provost, Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, Adeline Wong- Managing Director, Global Programs and, Jeanne Kelly- Managing Director, International Students and Scholars Office to present and lead a discussion on hiring and onboarding of Post […]

Extensions for Early Career Scientists Whose Career Trajectories have been Significantly Impacted by COVID-19

NIH has issued Guide Notice No. NOT-OD-21-052, to support early-career scientists whose career trajectories may have been significantly affected by the pandemic.  NIH is providing an opportunity for recipients in their last year of NIH Fellowship (“F”) and NIH Career Development (“K”) awards who have been impacted by COVID-19 to request extensions.  No-cost Extensions – For Fellowships […]

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NIH Announces Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Supported Individual Fellows in Notice No. NOT-OD-21-069

NIH Announces Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Supported Individual Fellows in Notice No. NOT-OD-21-069.  As part of NIH’s on-going efforts to develop programs that support family-friendly research environments for the NIH-supported workforce, NIH will begin providing an option for recipients of NRSA individual fellowships to request support for childcare costs […]

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Postdoctoral Compensation Guidelines

The Office of Research has updated the minimum salary and stipend levels for Boston University postdoctoral scholars.  Effective July 1, 2021, the FY22 salary and stipend minimum for all BU postdocs will be $53,760.  All new proposals submitted through Sponsored Programs should reflect salaries and stipends at the minimum of $53,760.  Please see the Office […]