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 PeopleSoft GRANTS Module. If you need training on using this module or assistance with completing any forms, please contact OSRP.
Updates and Information:
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 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 -- OMB Memorandum M-20-26: Extension of Administrative Relief -- https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/covid19/covid19_nsfomb2026implementation.pdf
USDA Rural Development --https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_RD_SA_COVID1903272020.pdf
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.
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.
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 Form must 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 not be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-2021 Mileage Reimbursement Rate - As of July 1, 2020 - mileage reimbursement will be allowed on the basis of $0.57 per mile, not to exceed a maximum of 99 miles per round trip and/or day. For more information and to obtain the most updated travel forms, please visit www.selu.edu/travel. Note: To help faculty accurately report their travel expenses in accordance with these new regulations, there is an updated Excel Expense Account Form, which is now required for submitting travel expenses.
The complete 2020-2021 Louisiana Travel Guide (PPM49) can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://www.doa.la.gov/osp/Travel/travelpolicy/TravelGuide-2020-2021.pdf
2020-2021 Fringe Rate - For all 2020-2021 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.
Don't Forget - All award-related technology purchases (regardless of price) should be discussed with Client Services PRIOR to purchase.
PS Grants module has been updated to include an Investigator Certification Statement. When routing the proposal electronically, certification acknowledgment by the PI and Co-PI is required to allow the proposal to route through the PS system. Click here to review the Investigator Certification Statement.
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.
Related Links - Quick Access to Federal and Commonly Used Agency Pages