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.

 


COVID-19 Information and Guidance

 

Key Sponsored Projects Policies: 

All university personnel are required to comply with the following policies regarding sponsored projects:

OMB Uniform Guidance (Click here for UG Videos including FAQs)

 

NIH Grants Policy Statement (includes information on Allowable and Unallowable Costs)

 

 

 

Staff

To ensure prompt response to inquiries and requests, please send all requests directly to nosponproj@lsuhsc.edu.  Thank you!

 

Nicole Hammill
Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects Accounting
Phone: (504) 568-4867

 

Lynne Tardiff
Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects Accounting
Phone: (504) 599-0841

 

Vacant
Manager - Research Administration and Fiscal Analysis
Phone: (504) 599-0841

Ginger Lonergan
Manager - Grants Billing & Fiscal Operations
Phone: (504) 568-4979

Ya'nan Li
Senior Staff Accountant
Phone: (504) 568-3092

Julia Andrews
Staff Accountant
Phone: (504) 568-3674

 

 

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

Click here for additional information

 

NIH SALARY CAP

FY 2021 Awards Issued

January 4, 2021 through September 30, 2021 (Executive Level II)                                                                     $199,300

FY 2020 Awards Issued

October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 (Executive Level II)                                                                     $197,300

October 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 (Executive Level II)                                                                            $197,300

FY 2019 Awards Issued

October 1, 2018 through January 5, 2019 (Executive Level II)                                                                            $189,600

January 6, 2019 through September 30, 2019 (Executive Level II)                                                                     $192,300

FY 2018 Awards Issued 

October 1, 2017 through January 6, 2018 (Executive Level II)                                                                             $187,000

January 8, 2018 through September 30, 2018 (Executive Level II)                                                                      $189,600   

 

 

 

Time and Effort Forms are produced to certify Federal effort per the Uniform Guidance. Other sponsored agencies require us to maintain Time and Effort Certifications. The State Legislative Auditors review these forms for compliance with the Uniform Guidance, to validate Cost Sharing, to validate effort on other sponsored programs, and to ensure State Unrestricted Funds are used appropriately.

Delinquent Time and Effort Forms can result in the disallowance of salaries by Federal or State Auditors.

 

NIH Salary Cap Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-057.html

 

Our Time and Effort Policy is located at the link below:

http://www.lsuhsc.edu/administration/accounting/sp_time_effort.aspx

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

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2021

Notice Number:

NOT-OD-21-049

 

Key Dates

Release Date:

January 27, 2021

 

Related Announcements

NOT-OD-20-070 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020

NOT-OD-21-009 - NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

 

Issued by

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

 

Purpose

This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-20-070 and establishes stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the tables below. The Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows and the Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged from the prior budget year. This Notice reflects the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260), signed into law on December 27, 2020.

The budgetary categories described in this Notice apply only to Kirschstein-NRSA awards made with FY 2021 funds. All FY 2021 awards previously issued using NOT-OD-20-070 will be revised to adjust funding to the FY 2021 levels. Appointments to institutional training grants that have already been awarded in FY 2021 must be amended to reflect the FY 2021 stipend levels once the training grant award has been adjusted by the awarding agency. Amended appointments must be submitted through xTrain in the eRA Commons. Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2020 are not permitted.

Stipends
Effective with all Kirschstein-NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2020, the following annual stipend levels apply to all individuals receiving support through institutional research training grants or individual fellowships.

Undergraduates:  For institutional training grants supporting undergraduate trainees (T34, TL4), appointments for undergraduate candidates will continue to be made by distinct category (i.e., Freshmen/Sophomores and Juniors/Seniors), but the stipend levels for the categories will be the same:

Career Level

Stipend for FY 2021

Monthly Stipend

Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors

$13,644

$1,137

 

Predoctoral Trainees and Fellows:  For institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F30, F31), one stipend level is used for all predoctoral candidates, regardless of the level of experience.

Career Level

Years of Experience

Stipend for FY 2021

Monthly Stipend

Predoctoral

All

$25,836

$2,153

 

Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows:  For institutional training grants, (T32, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F32), the stipend level for the entire first year of support is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the award is issued. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching assistantship, internship, residency, clinical duties, or other time spent in a health-related field beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree. Once the appropriate stipend level has been determined, the trainee or fellow must be paid at that level for the entire grant year. The stipend for each additional year of Kirschstein-NRSA support is the next level in the stipend structure and does not change mid-year.

Career Level

Years of Experience

Stipend for FY 2021

Monthly Stipend

Postdoctoral

0

$53,760

$4,480

 

1

$54,144

$4,512

 

2

$54,540

$4,545

 

3

$56,712

$4,726

 

4

$58,608

$4,884

 

5

$60,780

$5,065

 

6

$63,036

$5,253

 

7 or More

$65,292

$5,441

 

Senior Fellows (F33 only):  The stipend level must be commensurate with the base salary or remuneration that would have been paid by the institution with which the individual is permanently affiliated when the award is issued, but cannot exceed the current Kirschstein-NRSA stipend limit set by the NIH for those with 7 or more years of experience. The level of Kirschstein-NRSA support will take into account concurrent salary support provided by the institution and the policy of the sponsoring institution. NIH support does not provide fringe benefits for senior fellows.

Relevant Policies
Current stipend levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications currently in the review process.

NRSA support is limited to 5 years for predoctoral trainees (6 years for dual-degree training), and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows. The NIH provides eight levels of postdoctoral stipends to accommodate individuals who complete other forms of health-related training prior to accepting a Kirschstein-NRSA supported position. (The presence of eight discrete levels of experience, however, does not constitute an endorsement of extended periods of postdoctoral research training).

It should be noted that the maximum amount that NIH will award to support the compensation package for a graduate student research assistant remains at the zero level postdoctoral stipend, as described in NOT-OD-02-017.

Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses, and Institutional Allowance for Kirschstein-NRSA Recipien ts

The NIH will provide funds for Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses, and Institutional Allowance as detailed below.

A. Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate and Predoctoral Trainees and Fellows:  For institutional training grants (T32, T34, T35, T90, TL1, TL4) and individual fellowships (F30, F31), an amount per predoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the actual tuition level at the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year, will be provided. If the trainee or fellow is enrolled in a program that supports formally combined, dual-degree training (e.g., MD/PhD, DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), the amount provided per trainee or fellow will be 60% of the actual tuition level, up to $21,000 per year.

Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows:  For institutional training grants (T32, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F32, F33), an amount per postdoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the actual tuition level at the applicant institution, up to $4,500 per year, will be provided. If the trainee or fellow is enrolled in a program that supports postdoctoral individuals in formal degree-granting training, an amount per postdoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the actual tuition level at the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year, will be provided.

B. Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants

For institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1), these expenses (including health insurance costs) for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees will be paid at the amounts shown below for all competing and non-competing awards made with FY 2021 funds.

  • Predoctoral Trainees: $4,200
  • Postdoctoral Trainees: $11,850

C. Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows

This allowance for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows will be paid at the amounts shown below for all competing and non-competing awards made with FY 2021 funds.

Institutional Allowance for individual fellows (F30, F31, F32, F33) sponsored by non-Federal Public, Private, and Non-Profit Institutions (Domestic & Foreign, including health insurance):

  • Predoctoral Fellows: $4,200
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: $11,850

Institutional Allowance for individual fellows (F30, F31, F32, F33) sponsored by Federal and For-Profit Institutions (including health insurance):

  • Predoctoral Fellows: $3,100
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: $10,750

 

Inquiries

See Frequently Asked Questions Related to NRSA Tuition, Fees, and Health Insurance Policies: https://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa_tuition_q&a.htm.

Specific questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to training grants or fellowships should be directed to the grants management office in the appropriate NIH Institute or CenterAHRQ, or HRSA.

General inquiries concerning NRSA stipend and tuition policies should be directed to:

Division of Biomedical Research Workforce
Office of Extramural Research
Website: https://researchtraining.nih.gov
Email: NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov