Welcome! OSP is committed to providing high quality research administration support to the MIT community.


Kuali Coeus Outage Notice

Kuali Coeus is scheduled to undergo routine maintenance on Sunday morning, June 12, 2016. Kuali Coeus will be offline at 6:00am, and we anticipate it will be back online by 7:00am.

Please contact the KC Support Team at kc-help@mit.edu with any questions you may have.

Research Administration Training for MIT Employees

2016 Schedule - Open-enrollment courses now open for registration.

OMB’s Uniform Guidance (UG)

New federal awards issued after December 26, 2014 are subject to UG. Federal awarding agencies have published interim, agency-specific implementation plans. Visit the Uniform Guidance Basics page for more information and updates as they become available.

In the News

  • ARO Interim Progress Report Change

    ARO is beginning to implement a new web based system for reporting and submitting Interim Progress Reports.

  • Maria Zuber Memo - 2016 Guidelines for Charging Faculty Summer Salary

    Effective June 1, 2014, faculty members are not normally allowed to charge more than 90% of their effort in any one month to a federal award (or a combination of federal awards).

  • Results of Survey to Assess Administrative Burden of Carrying Out Sponsored Programs

    In May 2015, the Office of Sponsored Programs, working closely with the Vice President for Research, sent a survey to all active MIT PIs to learn about the most burdensome and frustrating aspects of securing and managing research funding at MIT.

  • NSF Proposals "Returned Without Review"

    Reasons for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) practice of returning proposals without review when they do not meet the submission requirements.

  • December 2015 Forum: Timely Closeouts of Federal Awards

    Uniform Guidance has placed increased emphasis on the importance of closing out federal awards in a timely manner. Join us on Dec. 9th for a forum that will clarify roles and responsibilities of the PIs, DLCs, and central offices.

  • Reminder – Timely and Accurate Service Center Billing

    A closeout working group comprised of DLC Financial Administrators has identified several impediments to timely closeout and recommends that customer billings should be completed monthly, (or as services are rendered for those services centers where use is more sporadic.) Please ensure that bills reflect published/approved rates and are correct in all instances.

  • NSF Announces New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1)

    The NSF has announced that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1) has been issued.  
    The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016.

  • New Guidance for NIH Subaccounts

    In 2014 NIH announced they would transition the manner in which payments are made for awards. For NIH domestic awards, payments have previously been requested and received using pooled accounts in the Payment Management System (PMS), which is the centralized grants payment and cash management system operated by the Division of Payment Management (DPM) under the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Kuali Coeus 6.0 Upgrade is Now Fully Operational

    Kuali Coeus upgrade is now fully operational using the new KC grants management system.