Reminder - OMB Super Circular Rules
In June of 2013 the OMB Super Circular became effective with rules that affect grant purchases. While funding agencies apply rules when they make awards, they have to abide by the Office of Management and Budget financial rules so all awards that they make are subject to those rules also. A few of those rules have requirements that must be followed for equipment purchases (procurement), subawards, and conflict of interest. Other rules affect the monitoring and administration of the grant by the institution. Particularly important for the Principal Investigator are the rules around procurement as cited in CFR 200.320. These rules say that the Methods of Procurement that must be followed are:
1. Procurement by Micro Purchase (<$3,000) may be awarded without soliciting competitive quotations if non-Federal entity considers the price to be reasonable.
2. Procurement by Small Purchase Procedures (<$150,000) price or rate quotations must be obtained from and adequate number of sources - generally considered to be 3.
3. Procurement by Sealed Bids, Procurement by Competitive Proposal Procurement by Non-competitive Proposal (>$150,000) the non-competitive proposal should be used when the item is only available from a single source.
In all cases priority must be given to American made or manufactured goods.
Associate Professor of Physics Xuemei Cheng has received notice of an award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $230,752 for her project entitled "Collaborative research: The effects of Dzyaloshinskii Moriya interactions on magnetization dynamics in layered thin films."
Professor of Russian Tim Harte and Lecturer in Russian Irina Walsh have been awarded a grant in the amount of $302,046.29 from the National Security Education Program through the Institute of International Education for the "Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program."
Upcoming Deadlines for funding opportunities in the: