Uniform Guidance Announcement

Uniform Guidance Announcement

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in the Federal Register. This “Uniform Guidance” will replace the administrative, accounting, audit rules and principles currently promulgated in the OMB Circulars, including A-21, A-110, and A-133.

The implementation of Uniform Guidance will affect the daily administration at all institutions of higher education that conduct federally-supported research. In preparation for the implementation of Uniform Guidance on December 26, 2014, Notre Dame, has created a committee to review and catalog changes that may be required due to the new Uniform Guidance. Continue reading


NSF Issues New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)


Faculty Research Support Program opportunities coming up

Grant size enables multinational projects

The Office of the Vice President for Research Internal Grants Program, established in 2007, opens four competitions for University research support including the Faculty Research Support Program (FRSP) that is currently underway.

The deadline for this year’s Faculty Research Support Initiation Grants and Faculty Support Regular Grants was Oct. 28. In December, two additional opportunities will be announced: the Library Acquisition Grants Program and the Equipment Restoration and Renewal Program, both with a submission deadline of Feb. 3. Continue reading


New NIH Resumption Guidance – Supersedes Earlier Announcements

Last night NIH informed the community of changes regarding the rescheduling of peer review meetings and the opportunity to refresh applications that are reassigned to the May 2014 Advisory Council that “supersedes” the guidance provided earlier this week.

If you would like to view the NIH Revised Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Relapse in Appropriations in its entirety see NOT-OD-14-007.  If you have specific questions regarding this announcement, please contact Rick Hilliard, 631-5386 or Hilliard.1@nd.edu for guidance or you may contact us more generally at orhelp@nd.edu or 631-7432.
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ONR Young Investigator Program: Broad Agency Announcement

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR’s Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and for FY2014, have begun their first appointment on or after 01 November 2008, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called “universities”) to the Department of the Navy’s research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

For questions or more information about the ONR Young Investigator Program, please contact Richard Billo, Associate Vice President for Research, at rbillo@nd.edu.

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About The Office of Research

Without good administrative support, research nationally has shown that college and university faculty can spend as much as 40 percent of the time available for research on administrative responsibilities associated with grants.

Our goal is to help faculty with administrative functions so they can focus on their research and scholarship - we want them to achieve their research objectives with a minimum of hassle.

We are a team of professionals dedicated to providing highly responsive, effective complete life cycle support for grant and research administration. Office of Research (OR) staff serve as a liaison for researchers with sponsoring agencies, collaborating institutions and other offices on campus. We strive to balance a high-level of customer service to researchers while ensuring appropriate stewardship and financial compliance for research initiatives.

The OR is one of several departments under the umbrella of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), led by Dr. Robert Bernhard. An organizational chart of other departments and functional groups that report to the OVPR can be found in the Leadership section on ND.edu.

Research Funding Facts

In Fiscal Year 2013, research expenditures from external sources and research awards to Notre Dame were approximately $100 million. Research expenditures from all sources continue to grow as Notre Dame pursues its strategic goal of becoming a preeminent Catholic research institution. Approximately sixty-five percent of the funding was awarded by the federal government for research, facilities and equipment, and educational and service programs. Awards from industrial sponsors represented approximately fifteen percent of the total awards for Fiscal Year 2013, with twenty percent being sponsored by foundation and other sponsors.

Liz Rulli, the Associate Vice President for Research, oversees the Office of Research.