Welcome to OSP

The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as a central resource to support the research enterprise at Dartmouth by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.


Year End Close Calendar

The calendar for FY2020 Year End activities is now available for download!

Information for Researchers: Institutional Guidance and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources

Dartmouth College website COVID-19: Coronavirus Information

Notices to Dartmouth Research Community Concerning Resuming Research

June 26, 2020 Email to the Research Community and past notices can be found here.

Sponsor Notices and Links

OSP information on granting agency notices and other resources.

InfoEd SPIN quick link to COVID-19 funding opportunities.  Click here.

Committee for Protection of Human Subjects COVID-19 Update: March 18, 2020

As announced on March 17 by Dean Madden, Dartmouth College Vice Provost for Research and Institutional Official for Human Subjects Research, in his message to faculty:

"Effective Monday March 23, as IO, I am placing an institutional hold on in-person interactions with human subjects beyond those interactions already required for non-research purposes, such as clinical care. Data analysis, survey work, and remote interviews may continue. Any exceptions will require approval from your Associate Dean (A&S), or Dean (Geisel, Tuck and Thayer), followed by CPHS review and approval. CPHS will review modifications that permit study continuation without additional in-person contact. Please continue to monitor the CPHS website for updates."  READ full announcement and other CPHS updates. 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020 (Released February 7, 2020)

The National institutes of Health released NOT-OD-20-070 which supersedes NOT-OD-19-036 and establishes stipend levels for FY20. 

NIH Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2020 (Released February 5, 2020)

 Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards. The mandate appears in The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act,   2020 Public Law 116-94), signed into law on December 20, 2019 which provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for FY 20. Click here for FY20 guidance.

NIH & NSF Statements on Foreign Influence

Please be aware that NIH and NSF have released statements concerning foreign influence. The NIH notice is a reminder "about the need to report foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest to prevent scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap." The NSF announcement both reminds readers of existing policies and outlines new steps for research protection, including:

  • "proposing use of an electronic format for submission of biographical sketches,"
  • "issuing a policy making it clear that NSF personnel and IPAs detailed to NSF cannot participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs,"
  • and commissioning an independent scientific advisory group to conduct a study to "assess risks and recommend possible practices for NSF and its awardee organizations to achieve the best balance between openness and security of science."

Read the full communications from NIH and NSF below.

NIH Notice (July 10, 2019): Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
Questions for NIH can be sent to grantscompliance@od.nih.gov

NSF Notice (July 11, 2019): Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection
Questions for NSF can be sent to research-protection@nsf.gov

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jill Mortali. We anticipate future clarifications on these matters from the government and other groups that advocate on behalf of Universities on such matters. OSP will keep you updated as we learn new details. Thank you.

Advance Account Request Form (Updated April 24, 2019)

Advance Account Request Form (PDF)

Salary Billing Agreement

New:  The Salary Billing Agreement instructions and form are now available for limited transactions between Dartmouth Hitchcock and Dartmouth College. Please read the instructions included in the document carefully to determine if you need a subaward or SBA.

Salary Billing Agreement (PDF)

Looking for Funding Opportunities?

Create an account and search 1,000s of funding opportunities.  Narrow your search to your area of interest.  Check out our InfoEd SPIN service.

OSP Process for Leaves or Absences on Sponsored Awards

Recent announcements from sponsors have highlighted the need for transparency around a change in a principal investigator's or other named senior key personnel's status in relation to his or her role on a sponsored award, where that change will impact his/her ability to carry out the approved research at the location of, and on behalf of, the recipient institution.  Click here for new OSP guidance.

OSP Updates Guidance for Subawards

OSP has issued new guidance to assist in making a determination of a subaward versus purchased service.   The guidance is part of the Sponsored Research Manual in the preaward section. 

Limited Funding Opportunities

OSP invites you to review the updated listing of limited funding opportunities!  For a listing of almost 40 opportunities offered by NIH, CDC, DHHS, HRSA, and many foundations, click here.

Research Administrator Training

Interested in watching an OSP-hosted webinar on your own time?  Check out a variety of webinar information on the Canvas training site.  Modules buckets include Preparation of Grant Applications, Research Administrator's Toolkit, Compliance, Industry Sponsored (Grants and Research), Post-Award, and Financial Management.  These are accessible via your Dartmouth College login.  Access the training info here.

Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

Access information here.



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