Quarterly Update
December 2016
Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to Francine Alfonse on her 20 years at UMassD!

Annual Financial Audit as well as Single/A-133 Audit for FY2016 have been successfully completed with no findings!
Updated Policies & Forms
New F&A rates
to be used for all new proposals.

Tuition Memo
On December 1, 2016 a Memo on Tuition Credits Accorded to Students with Assistantships and Fellowships was issued by Dr. Tesfay Meressi, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies & Interim VC for Research.  Now the term "tuition" includes the combined sum of what used to be called tuition, Curriculum Support Fee (CSF), Athletics Fee, Campus Center Fee and Health Fee
For full-time (20 hours per week) research assistants, the funding source will continue to pay approximately equal (as a percentage of the total) to what was formally the in-state CSF charge. 

Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate 
will be 53.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2017.

Updated Forms & Templates:
Updates from the Office of Research Development (ORD)
President's Office Awards
aim to catalyze research collaborations among UMass campuses and industry partners to create economic impact.

Science and Technology (S&T) awards are appropriate for well-established faculty seeking to attract major R&D funding.  Annual funding ranges from $100,000 to $125,000 for cross-campus collaborations.

Creative Economy awards focus on cultural activities in the arts and humanities, social development and public policy or other projects that impact quality of life.  Community participation is a requirement. One year grants range from $10,000 to $30,000.
Two-page concept papers for both projects are due January 27, 2017 and may be submitted through the new Research Development Grant Portal.

New Research Development Grant Portal
In 2017 internal and limited submission programs will be advertised, applied for and reviewed in a new Research Development Grant Portal.  The new portal streamlines and consolidates the current system of announcements, e-mails and spreadsheets.   The online Portal is linked to the SPA and ORD websites and may be accessed from any computer using your UMDAR sign on.  User feedback is welcomed.

Upcoming Limited Submissions

Questions?  Please contact  Mary Hensel or Stefanie Picard in ORD.


Elena Glatman

Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

  Upcoming NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar
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National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering the

on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST.

The webinar will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. 

The PAPPG details NSF's proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by NSF.

There is no cost to participate, just register.
Tips on Submitting ProCard Receipts to SPA

Contact Us
Sponsored Projects Administration

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: 508-999-8953
Fax: 508-999-8868
Website: umassd.edu/spa

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