Category Archives: OSP Staff Articles

Routing in Cayuse SP

The review and approval of proposal records is handled electronically within Cayuse SP during a process known as, “Routing.” Routing is a communication tool used to ensure all stakeholders in a proposal have a clear understanding of the obligations they … Continue reading

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Highlights from NCURA Region II and Federal Demonstration Partnership Meetings

By Ashley Alexander & Vibeke Svensson The NCURA Region II Meeting was held April 30 – May 3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Research administrators from the Mid-Atlantic region were able to receive information through networking meetings and various sessions. … Continue reading

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NCURA Financial Research Administration Conference & Export Controls

This March I attended my first NCURA Financial Research Administration Conference (FRA) in San Diego, California. This conference is targeted to the community of research administrators that engaged in the financial administration of research. All of the sessions focused on … Continue reading

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Multi-Faceted Research Administration: From the Unit to the Central Office

Peering behind the curtain to find the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy was illuminated by the machinations of the bigger picture that made Oz. Similarly, transitioning from an academic unit at American University to the research administration Office of Sponsored Programs … Continue reading

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Mentoring in the Workplace

By Dr. John Carfora, James Casey, David Bateson, and Sarah Rohne This article is adapted from a summary of the mentoring program, authored by Sarah Rohne, David Bateson, and Dr. John Carfora, published in the February 2016 issue of Back … Continue reading

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National Science Foundation Releases New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) details the required proposal preparation and submission guidelines, as well as provides guidance on managing and monitoring awards and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the … Continue reading

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My Trip to Austin: NCURA Fundamentals

This December I had the privilege of attending NCURA’s Fundamentals program in Austin, TX. Over the course of three days, we discussed best practices and the differences in approaches institutions take in the proposal process. Because of the differing sizes, … Continue reading

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