Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) promotes externally funded research, instruction, public service, academic and institutional support, enhancement, and scholarship and fellowship projects at Southeastern Louisiana University.

All projects seeking external funding (through grants, contracts, agreements, etc.) must be reviewed and approved prior to submission to granting agencies. The review process begins with approval of the principal investigator's department and college. OSRP and administration require fourteen working days to complete the remainder of the review and approval process. Only proposals approved by Southeastern's administration may be submitted to external agencies.

All proposals for external funding are electronically routed through the Southeastern Workday GRANTS Module. 

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Updates and Information:

On April 4, 2022, the federal government stopped using the DUNS Number to uniquely identify entities. Now, entities doing business with the federal government use the Unique Entity ID (UEI) created in SAM.gov. 

COVID-19 Agency Resources - please review agency information below for updates and important information.

OMB M-20-17 -- https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/M-20-17.pdf  (issued March 19, 2020)

Webinar: COVID-19 Legislation & Implications for Nonprofits -- https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4cFOverqRhqrkAGGnsHNcw (hosted by United Way of Southeast Louisiana)

LA Division of the Arts -- https://www.artsbr.org/louisiana-project-grants

NEH -- Emergency Funds for the Arts & Humanities -- https://www.neh.gov/program/neh-cares-cultural-organizations

NIH -- https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm

NIH Office of Extramural Research -- https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/issue/april-2020/?q=all

NIH -- COVID-19 Special Interest Webinar (05/06/20) -- https://commonfund.nih.gov/covid19

NIH -- IACUC COVID-19 Contingency Planning Updates - https://olaw.nih.gov/covid-19.htm

NSF -- https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/coronavirus/

NSF -- OMB Memorandum M-20-26: Extension of Administrative Relief -- https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/covid19/covid19_nsfomb2026implementation.pdf

SBA -- https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-provide-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted-coronavirus-covid-19

USDA Rural Development --https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_RD_SA_COVID1903272020.pdf

News/Resources/Webinars:

USDA -- https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/05/15/usda-approves-program-feed-kids-louisiana-and-indiana

USDA -- https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDARD/bulletins/28d5fa4

Foundation for Biomedical Research -- https://fbresearch.org/covid-19-resources-page/

Rural Community Toolbox Website --  The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Senior Administration Officials has launched the Rural Community Toolbox website (https://www.ruralcommunitytoolbox.org/), which will serve as a clearinghouse for funding and resources in over a dozen different federal agencies to help rural leaders build strong, healthy, and drug-free communities.   

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Funding Opportunities:

 

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Workday Transition - Important Dates

Southeastern transitioned to Workday for its human resources, payroll, and financial systems on January 4, 2021.

Please click here for more detail on the transition timing for items related to Human Resources and Financials. 

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Take Note:

Carla Howell, Universities of Louisiana Content Expert for Research and Grants, is continuing her Pathways to Grant Success webinar series to support University of Louisiana System member institutions. The next session will cover the Board of Regents Support Fund Research & Development program.
What: Pathways to Grant Success: BORSF R&D - Let's Get Funded
When: Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Featuring: Carrie Robinson, Deputy Commissioner for Research and Sponsored Initiatives

Click this link (https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JH867FCQTLelnysrNVWVNw) to register to receive the Zoom link.

Ethics Update:  January 2021 - Under La. R.S. 42:1115.2, public servants may accept complimentary admission (including complimentary registration fees for virtual conferences), lodging, or transportation, or reimbursement for such expenses if the following conditions are met:

  • Prior to attendance, an Internal Routing Formmust now be submitted and approved by the Agency Head along with the Louisiana Board of Ethics’ Form 413. The President has delegated the authority to approve such requests, in accordance with the guidelines, to each divisional Vice President.
  • Once approved, forms must be submitted to the Controller’s Office.
  • The Controller’s Office will submit Form 413 to the Board of Ethics within 60 days after acceptance.
  • Forms not approved prior to attendance will notbe processed and either the Department or the employee will be responsible for covering any related costs.

If you have any questions, contact the Travel desk at 985-549-2089 or email travel@southeastern.edu.

2021-2022 Fringe Rate - For all 2021-2022 proposals, PIs should use 38% as the fringe rate for full-time salaries/wages. For supplemental pay, PIs should use 28%. Contact OSRP for special circumstances.

2019-2023 Indirect Cost Rate - 38.6% of Modified Total Direct Costs.  Contact OSRP for details and assistance.  

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Don't Forget - All award-related technology purchases (regardless of price) should be discussed with Client Services PRIOR to purchase. 

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OMB Revises Grants Management Guidance

In a December 26, 2013 Federal Register notice, the Office of Management and Budget issued a final rule that replaces many of the regulations guiding the daily work of research and sponsored programs administrators, including Circulars A-21, A-122, A-133, and Circular A-50 Single Audit Act guidance. 
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Check out "Proposal Writing Tips and Guides," "Do and Don'ts," and "Proposal Strengthening Tips"

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