Carnegie Mellon University

R.A.I.S.E. Individual Sessions

The R.A.I.S.E. program offers stand-alone training sessions offered to any interested Carnegie Mellon employee. Session topics vary and are intended to provide information on current ‘hot topics’ with federal sponsors, specific agency requirements, institutional processes, or organizational best practices. Each session is led by experienced professionals internal to Carnegie Mellon. 

Please review the session schedule below for information on Individual Sessions. Detailed information will be shared with registered attendees regarding modifications to presentations (e.g., using Zoom web conferencing) in lieu of in-person sessions until further notice.

Spring 2021 Individual Sessions

Navigating the Revisions to the Uniform Guidance

Feb. 16, 2021 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenter

  • Tolise Dailey, Training Manager, Johns Hopkins University

  • David Mayo, Director of Sponsored Research, California Institute of Technology

  • David Schultz, Assistant VP, Research Administration and Finance, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Description

**This is a previously recorded NCURA webinar that originally aired on December 14th, 2020.** 

In 2013 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) partnered with the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) to revise and streamline existing financial assistance regulations.  The result was the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), which became effective on December 26, 2014.  In many ways, the UG changed how recipients approached the management of federal financial assistance.  The COFAR was tasked with providing clarifications in response to questions posed by the recipient community; these clarifications were issued in the form of Frequently Asked Questions.  Now, in 2020, OMB has revised the Uniform Guidance to convey further clarification and guidance.

In this webinar we will discuss key changes reflected in the 2020 revision, including updated definitions, new requirements as well as modifications to existing requirements.  Our discussion will include the government’s purpose in making a particular change, as well as the potential impact to institutions.  Please join us for an informative session reviewing one of the key documents impacting sponsored awards at our institutions. 

Registration

Required via FocusU

CMU Policy Updates: Cost Transfer for Sponsored Programs and Charging Sponsored Programs

March 17, 2021 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  • Beth Callaway, Director, Sponsored Projects Accounting/Receivables
  • Teri McCort, Manager of Sponsored Projects and Compliance, Sponsored Projects Accounting

Description

This session will review the recent updates to two CMU Policies that affect sponsored programs, the Cost Transfer for Sponsored Programs Policy and the Charging Sponsored Programs Policy.

Registration

Required via FocusU

Creating Projects and Uploading Budgets in Oracle

April 15, 2021 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  • Beth Hockenberry, Sponsored Research Manager, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Description

Learn step-by-step how to create Oracle projects and upload budgets in Oracle Grants Management.  Plan to discuss best practices for department research administrators on how to use Oracle tools to help effectively and efficiently manage sponsored awards.

Registration

Required via FocusU

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Students in STEM Disciplines

May 18, 2021 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  •  Dr. Amy Burkert, Vice Provost for Education, Office of the Vice Provost for Education

  • Colleen Mollenauer, Project Coordinator to the Vice Provost for Education, Office of the Vice Provost for Education

Description

This session will provide information on the processing we do with the NSF for the fellowship recipients, information on student status options, and the internal processing done in the Graduate Education Office and Sponsored Project Accounting offices to work with you to get students on the fellowship funding and the Cost of Education funding to the departments.

Registration

Required via FocusU