Sponsored Projects Office

The Sponsored Projects Office is responsible for oversight of grants and research contracts - from approving budget proposals before submission to financial reporting.

Our office is located in Room 612 of the Resource Center.




NIH Policy: OMB Uniform Guidance - Dated: Thursday, March 12, 2015

OMB Uniform Guidance Videos and FAQ videos




Sponsored Projects Staff

Ella Lee
Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects Administration
Phone: (504) 568-2042

Lynne Tardiff
Manager Billing Operations
Phone: (504) 599-0841

Deweylene B. Schneider
Manager Billing Operations
Phone: (504) 599-0841

Grant/Contract Specialist
Phone: (504) 568-3092

Tai Nguyen
Senior Staff Accountant
Phone: (504) 568-2232



Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)

FFATA requires that information on federal contracts and awards be made available to the public via an easy to use single, searchable website.  This act was signed into law September 2006; however the requirement for sub recipient information was never fully implemented or enforced.  OMB is now requiring sub recipient reporting for all Federal Funded Prime Awards and Contracts dated on or after October 1, 2010.  All Prime awardees must report first-tier sub-award information for all sub-awards of $25,000 or more.

FFATA Information

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For FY 2014, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Division H, 203, Pub. L. 113-76 signed into law on January 17, 2014 includes a provision that states, "None of the funds appropriated in this title shall be used to pay the salary of an individual, through a grant or other extramural mechanism, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II."


FY 2016 Awards Issued  

     October 1, 2015 through January 9, 2016 (Executive Level II)
     January 10, 2016 through September 30, 2016 (Executive Level II)


FY 2015 Awards Issued  

     October 1, 2014 through January 10, 2015 (Executive Level II)
     January 11, 2015 through September 30, 2015 (Executive Level II)


Please contact the Grants Management Specialist that is listed in your notice of award with any questions.

NIH Salary Cap Information



Revised: Projected FY 2017 Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-134

Key Dates
Release Date:   August 10, 2016


Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)



This Notice revises NOT-OD-16-131 to correct an error in the effective date. The purpose of this Notice is to announce projected stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

These projected new stipend levels are planned to be effective December 1, 2016. The projected new stipend levels reflect recognition of the significant contributions of postdoctoral researchers to the NIH, AHRQ, and HRSA missions, and also align with the spirit of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) recently issued revisions to the rules on paid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The exact stipend levels and the actual date of implementation are subject to the availability of FY 2017 appropriations and implementation of the new FLSA threshold for professional workers to be eligible for paid overtime. 

Projected Postdoctoral Stipend levels for FY2017

Career Level

Years of Experience

Actual Stipend for FY 2016

Projected Stipend for FY 2017

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Link to Notice