OSP|Webinars and Workshops


NIH Meet the Experts in Peer Review Webinar

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) invites AU researchers to join us and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review webinar, which will stream live from the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH.

The webinar will include presentations that will provide insights into the application submission and peer review processes. AU faculty researchers will have an opportunity to send questions to NIH presenters, who will address them at the end of the webinar. The presentations are:

•  The Review of Your NIH Grant Application Begins Here

•  What You Need to Know about Application Receipt and Referral

•  How Your Application Is Reviewed

•  Jumpstart Your Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program

The webinar will be held on May, 9th at 3pm in Mary Graydon Center, Room 245 and will run for about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Participants can email questions for the speakers to AskExperts@csr.nih.gov during the presentations. As many questions as possible will be answered during the last 30 minutes of the webinar.

Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to ospevents@american.edu and reference NIH webinar in subject line.

The OMB Uniform Guidance: Key Issues for Universities

The Council on Financial Assistance Reform and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officially published the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” in the Federal Register.

The new OMB uniform guidance was released on December 26, 2013. The guidance, or Omni-Circular, consolidates eight OMB circulars into a single document and changes some fundamental concepts underlying the management of sponsored programs.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), in conjunction with Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA), will host a webinar sponsored by NCURA to disseminate vital information that universities need to understand regarding the new guidance, and how it will affect our current policies and business practices: Conflict of Interest, Subrecipient Monitoring, Fringe Benefits and other financial and non-financial administrative matters.

The new guidance is the single most significant change in research regulations in the last 50 years. Thus, OSP and GCA strongly encourage all central and unit-level pre- and post-award research professionals at AU to attend this webinar to get a general overview of the scope of impending changes to federal regulations that will influence the content of research-related work with AU faculty.

Details of the the webinar are found below:

When: May 14, 2014, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Mary Graydon Center 4 and 5

Please RSVP with subject line Webinar to ospevents@american.edu providing your name, job title, and academic unit.

The final guidance will be located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter I, and Chapter II, Parts 200, 215, 220, 225, and 230. In the meantime, click here for an overview of the OMB Uniform Grant Guidance.