FastLane Proposal Decommissioning and Transition of Functionality to
Nov. 28, 2022

Effective November 21st, Award Documents, Organizational Reports, and integration in FastLane were retired and will be decommissioned. Here's what you need to know:


The FastLane Award Documents functionality as well as all historical award documents moved to and are accessible…
Sponsored Research Administrator Mentoring Program - Enrollment Now Open!
Nov. 22, 2022

It is our pleasure to announce a new round of applications for the

Issuance of NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1)
Oct. 27, 2022

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the

NSF Update: Preparing Supplemental Funding Requests in and Upcoming FastLane Proposal Decommissioning Deadlines
Oct. 25, 2022

The below was distributed by Jean Feldman at NSF:

We are pleased to announce that supplemental funding requests including Career-Life Balance requests can now be prepared in Supplemental funding requests can be submitted in regardless of the system used (, FastLane, or for proposal…

Promotions - Maria Hartstein & Francine Taylor
Oct. 17, 2022

We are very pleased to tell you about two promotions in the Office of Research and Project Administration.

First, longstanding ORPA staff member Maria Hartstein has been promoted to Subcontracts Manager. Maria has overseen a 50% growth in subcontracts volume over the last five years, driven by the University’s progressive success…

NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Workshops
Sept. 23, 2022

“Are you ready for the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy on Data Management and Sharing Plans? It takes effect on January 25, 2023, and it applies to all NIH-funded research data, no matter the size of the project.

Join us in this workshop to find out how to prepare for your next NIH funding proposal and be sure you stay…

New Rate Agreement 7/22/2022
Aug. 16, 2022

Our new rate agreement, dated July 22, 2022, reflects an increase in the overhead rate to 64% as of 7/01/2024. For proposals that have budget periods starting 7/1/2024, 64% should be used beginning 7/1/2024. Prior budget periods must…

ORPA Staffing Update
Aug. 11, 2022

ORPA is thrilled to announce that this week we welcomed Ivy Mongare as our newest Grant and Contract Administrator. Ivy previously worked as a Grants Manager at the University of Pennsylvania and also has experience as a Homeland Security Grant Program Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia. She has a B.A. from the University of Leicester and…

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA)
Aug. 2, 2022

Please read an important message from the Dean for Research, Pablo Debenedetti.


New Tuition Model FAQs
July 14, 2022

On January 24, 2022, Provost Prentice announced that the Board of Trustees approved significant changes to the financial support the University provides for graduate students.  Included in these changes was the elimination of all tuition and health plan charges to external awards, effective August 1, 2022. 

In order to…