PI/Departmental administrators informational series for the 2018 – 2019 academic year
August 28, 2018
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is pleased to announce a brown bag PI/Departmental Administrators Informational Series for the 2018 – 19 academic year.
The PI/Departmental Administrators Informational Series is not a workshop or “training” program, but an invitation to engage in discussion about various topics relevant to sponsored projects. Specifically, the purpose is to assist NAU faculty and departmental administrators by ensuring they have the information needed to conduct sponsored projects in compliance with sponsors’ general policies and guidelines.
While most of the information covered during the series is primarily applicable to federal funded projects, attendees will be able apply related information to non-federal sponsored projects.
Each month1, beginning in September, OSP will host and lead a brown bag informational session on a specific sponsored projects topic(s). The duration of the informal sessions will be 90 minutes, starting at 12:00 noon and ending at 1:30pm. This is to ensure adequate time for participants to ask questions during each session.
The first brown bag session schedule
Date: September 10th Location: ARD Large Pod Time: 12:00 – 1:30
Topic: What Every PI and Departmental Administrator Should Know About Grant Administration: An Overview
- How do I know what expenses can be charged to my federal award?
- I received a notice of award, how long will it take to get my speedchart?
- Why does delegation of signature authority only cover goods/services but not payroll related actions on sponsored projects?
- OSP denied my PeopleSoft Action (ePAR, expense transfer, etc), why?
- What is a cost transfer, and how/when can I transfer expenses?
- What are some of the audit red flags?
Dates, Location, and Topics for all Sessions: Download the schedule
Who Should Participate
NAU faculty and staff that have an existing or pending sponsored project(s) are encouraged to participate in the informational sessions. Departmental Administrators who assist (or will assist) faculty and staff with sponsored projects administration are also encouraged to participate in the informational sessions. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. OSP will provide refreshments.
How to Participate
To participate in an Informational session, please send an e-mail to:
OSP-RSVP@nau.edu and include your name, unit/division, and session you would like to participate. You may RSVP for all sessions via a single e-mail. Reminders will be sent throughout the academic year of upcoming sessions.
1 Excluding the months of December and January
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