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

OCGA 2023-24 Winter Holiday Closure

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, first-served basis. Please be advised of … Read More

Grants.gov Outage Through Mon (10/30) and Tues (10/31)

Per the attached, Grants.gov has announced an upcoming scheduled service maintenance downtime:  Grants.gov will go Offline Saturday October 28, 2023 at 12:01 AM ET.Grants.gov will go Online Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. (Any changes/updates to this timeline will be posted here: https://grants-gov.blogspot.com/)  Federal sponsors and systems that utilize Grants.gov will be impacted: Note: NSF Research.gov will not be impacted by the Grants.gov … Read More

OCGA Mandatory Training, October 10th, 2023: Urgent Issues Only

The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) will have a mandatory all-day training session on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. To ensure timely review and processing of applications and other inquiries related to sponsored project activities, proposals with sponsor due dates on October 10th should be submitted to OCGA no later than 8:00 AM on Friday, October 6, 2023. If you … Read More

Outgoing Subawards Website, Forms, and Electronic EPASS – UPDATES

Following on from Kristin Lund’s recent RAF presentation, I am excited to share a number of updates related to OCGA Outgoing Subawards: We will provide additional updates of UCLA’s implementation of the new NIH foreign subrecipient requirements at a future RAF.

Changes to electronic EPASS form – Outgoing Agreements

The electronic EPASS system has been modified in the following ways: The new page asks for more specific information about the proposed Outgoing Agreement, including the name of the entity, the PI, documents related to the agreement, and compliance information. Please contact EPASS Help if you have any questions, concerns, or run into any issues.

Government Shutdown – Grant & Contract Considerations

In light of the ongoing discussions in Congress regarding funding for Federal Fiscal Year 2024, there is a potential for a federal government shutdown on October 1, 2023. Agency Specific contingency plans are constantly being updated and OCGA will post updates on our website during the shutdown. In the meantime please see the information below for general guidance. Active Federal … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Fall Quarter 2023

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