Cayuse Update

We are happy to announce that the Organization Name field is once again visible and functioning properly on the RR Key Persons form in S2S Grants (Cayuse).  Users may now resume using the “Non-UCLA, PI#_” profiles for inputting non-UCLA personnel in applications: If you experience any issues viewing this form, please perform the following steps: Please contact erahelp@research.ucla.edu if you … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Summer Quarter 2024

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team through the EPASS System five working days before they need to be submitted electronically … Read More

Organization Name error for Non-UCLA Senior Key Persons in S2S Grants (Cayuse)

We have become aware of an issue regarding the Organization Name field not appearing on the RR Key Persons form in S2S Grants (Cayuse). Please note: The vendor is aware of the issue and is actively working to resolve it. The vendor has assured us that so long as the organization name appears in bold alongside the senior/key person’s name … Read More

Uniform Guidance re: Modified Total Direct Cost

During the April 2024 Research Administration Forum, we provided guidance to apply the outgoing subaward and equipment thresholds in the forthcoming updated Uniform Guidance. However, it has since become apparent that there is lack of clarity on exactly when and how Federal sponsors will transition to the new F&A rate definitions (thresholds).  Please continue to prepare your Modified Total Direct … Read More

Updates to FY25-26 CBR rates and NIH NRSA Pay Levels

An updated F&A Rate Agreement (dated April 22, 2024) reflecting recently approved FY24/25 Composite Benefit Rates (CBRs) has been posted to OCGA’s website.  Effective immediately these rates should be included in proposal budgets. A comparison of the FY24-25 rates compared to FY23-24 is available on the Business & Finance Solutions webpage.  In addition, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Spring Quarter 2024

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team through the EPASS System five working days before they need to be submitted electronically … Read More

Internal OCGA Mandatory Training, March 19, 2024: Urgent Issues Only

The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) will have an internal OCGA mandatory all-day training session on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.  We kindly request that proposals with sponsor due dates on March 19th be submitted to OCGA no later than 8:00 AM on Friday, March 15, 2024. If you have an unforeseen URGENT MATTER that must be addressed on … Read More

NIH 2024 NIH Salary Cap Limitations

The NIH has issued a NOT (NOT-OD-24-057)  confirming that, effective January 1, 2024, the 2024 salary cap for NIH grants and cooperative agreements is $221,900 (Executive Level II).  The NOT states that: For active awards, including awards that have been issued in FY 2024 (continuation and new) that were restricted to Executive Level II, if adequate funds are available, and if … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Winter Quarter 2024

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team through the EPASS System five working days before they need to be … Read More

REMINDER: OCGA Winter Closure

This is a reminder that in observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, the Office of Contract and Grant Administration will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2023, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Please note that OCGA has an increased volume during calendar year-end and will be reviewing matters on a first-come, … Read More