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Bi-Monthly Sessions

The Office of Contracts and Grants and SPARCS (Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance) offers a standing bi-monthly Question and Answer session to discuss specific pre-award and post-award topics of interest to the campus research community.These sessions are held the first Tuesday of every other month from 9 to 10 am. They are generally held in available conference rooms in the Administrative Services Buildings located off of Sullivan Drive. (Click the schedule link below for specific dates and locations.)The objective of these sessions is to discuss specific issues in more depth than is possible in traditional workshops.

The issues/topics are based on recent issues in research administration. Attendees are encouraged to be interactive in deciding upcoming topics. (Please submit suggestions via e-mail for Pre-Award and Post-Award topics.)These sessions are very informal. There may or may not be handouts or prepared information. It is not intended to be a workshop. The only guidelines will be to stick to the topic(s) at hand and conclude the meeting after one hour.

It is important to encourage college and departmental level administrators to attend meetings that interest them. It will not be necessary for everyone to attend every meeting, but college/department representation is encouraged for every session.You can access review topics from previous sessions in the Training Resources Section below.

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For information about upcoming sessions, click here (Unity ID required).

Q & A Sessions
Please note all sessions here are considered an archive and resources mentioned may not currently be available.
Cost Negotiation Red Flags Handout (PDF) from April 1, 2014 SPARCS Q&A Session
Cost Share Handout (PDF) from June 3, 2013 Q&A Session
Subrecipient Monitoring (PDF) C&G Q&A Session 2-5-2013
Budgeting Issues – Labor rates, PINS Documents, Budget Formats, SPARCS Q&A Session 8-7-2012, Handouts and References:
Handout with Notes from Session (PDF)
Grants vs. Contracts – What’s the Difference? (PDF) SPARCS Q&A Session Handout 4-3-2012
NCURA* Videos (Word) – Discussed in 2-7-2012 Q&A Session (*National Council of Univerity Research Administrators)
Subawards vs. Vendors – revised SPARCS Subaward vs. Procurement or Consultant and Consultants and Subawards pages discussed in 12-6-2011 Q&A session (External Links)
Common Proposal MIsHap$ (PDF) – Handout from 8-2-2011 SPARCS Q&A Session
Over 90 Day Redistribution Justifications (PDF) – Notes from 4-5-2011 Q&A Session
Documentation, GSHI Update, Wolfpack Reporting (PDF) – with special emphasis on timesheets (2-1-2011 Q&A Session)
Graduate Student Health Insurance
• Graduate Student Health Insurance (GSHI) and Tuition Helpful Hints (PDF) and Stipend Versus Salary (PDF) (12-7-2010 Q&A Session)
NCSU Centers and Institutes (9-7-2010 Q&A Session)
NOTE: In the Powerpoint files linked below, click on the slide show icon at the bottom of the Powerpoint screen to display full view and to activate presenter e-mail links.
Overview Presentation: Powerpoint || PDF
Financial Management of Centers and Institutes: Powerpoint || PDF
Fabricated Equipment & CAMS Handout (PDF) (3-2-2010 Q&A Session)

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