Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) promotes externally funded research, instruction, public service, academic and institutional support, enhancement, and scholarship and fellowship projects at Southeastern Louisiana University.

All projects seeking external funding (through grants, contracts, agreements, etc.) must be reviewed and approved prior to submission to granting agencies. The review process begins with approval of the principal investigator's department and college. OSRP and administration require fourteen working days to complete the remainder of the review and approval process. Only proposals approved by Southeastern's administration may be submitted to external agencies.

All proposals for external funding are electronically routed through the Southeastern PeopleSoft GRANTS Module. If you need training on using this module or assistance with completing any forms, please contact OSRP. 


Updates and Information:

COVID-19 Agency Resources - please review agency information below for updates and important information.

OMB M-20-17 -- https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/M-20-17.pdf  (issued March 19, 2020)

Webinar: COVID-19 Legislation & Implications for Nonprofits -- https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4cFOverqRhqrkAGGnsHNcw (hosted by United Way of Southeast Louisiana)

LA Division of the Arts -- https://www.artsbr.org/louisiana-project-grants

NEH -- Emergency Funds for the Arts & Humanities -- https://www.neh.gov/program/neh-cares-cultural-organizations

NIH -- https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm

NIH Office of Extramural Research -- https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/issue/april-2020/?q=all

NIH -- COVID-19 Special Interest Webinar (05/06/20) -- https://commonfund.nih.gov/covid19

NIH -- IACUC COVID-19 Contingency Planning Updates - https://olaw.nih.gov/covid-19.htm

NSF -- https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/coronavirus/

NSF -- OMB Memorandum M-20-26: Extension of Administrative Relief -- https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/covid19/covid19_nsfomb2026implementation.pdf

SBA -- https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-provide-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted-coronavirus-covid-19

USDA Rural Development --https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_RD_SA_COVID1903272020.pdf


USDA -- https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/05/15/usda-approves-program-feed-kids-louisiana-and-indiana

USDA -- https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDARD/bulletins/28d5fa4

Foundation for Biomedical Research -- https://fbresearch.org/covid-19-resources-page/

Rural Community Toolbox Website -- On Wednesday, June 24th, at 3:00 PM EST, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Senior Administration Officials will host a virtual launch of the Rural Community Toolbox website, which will serve as a clearinghouse for funding and resources in over a dozen different federal agencies to help rural leaders build strong, healthy, and drug-free communities.   Registration: https://ems9.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=901643.

Funding Opportunities:

Board of Regents Fall 2020

Note:  RCS mandatory Notice of Intent is due Friday, September 11th and proposals are due Monday, November 9th.   Departmental Enhancement proposals are due Monday, October 26th.

 Board of Regents ATLAS



One-on-One Sessions with BoR Program Managers (See dates below. To register, go to https://outlook.office365.com/ owa/calendar/ LABoROfficeofSponsoredPrograms @laregents.edu/bookings/)

Individual 15-minute Q&A sessions with program managers. Anyone is eligible to register for a time, though participants should read the appropriate request for proposals and identify questions prior to the session, to ensure that the brief meeting time is sufficient to collect needed information.

  • RCS, ITRS, and PoC/P (Program Manager Zenovia Simmons): September 8 and 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Departmental Enhancement (Program Manager Bryan Jones): September 9 and 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • ATLAS, SREB Student Support, and All Endowment Programs (Program Manager Carrie Robison): September 9 and 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Take Note:

2020-2021 Mileage Reimbursement Rate - As of July 1, 2020 - mileage reimbursement will be allowed on the basis of $0.57 per mile, not to exceed a maximum of 99 miles per round trip and/or day.  For more information and to obtain the most updated travel forms, please visit www.selu.edu/travel.  Note:  To help faculty accurately report their travel expenses in accordance with these new regulations, there is an updated Excel Expense Account Form, which is now required for submitting travel expenses.

The complete 2020-2021 Louisiana Travel Guide (PPM49) can be accessed by clicking on this link:  https://www.doa.la.gov/osp/Travel/travelpolicy/TravelGuide-2020-2021.pdf

2020-2021 Fringe Rate - For all 2020-2021 proposals, PIs should use 38% as the fringe rate for full-time salaries/wages. For supplemental pay, PIs should use 28%. Contact OSRP for special circumstances.

2019-2023 Indirect Cost Rate - 38.6% of Modified Total Direct Costs.  Contact OSRP for details and assistance.  


Don't Forget - All award-related technology purchases (regardless of price) should be discussed with Client Services PRIOR to purchase. 


PS Grants module has been updated to include an Investigator Certification Statement. When routing the proposal electronically, certification acknowledgment by the PI and Co-PI is required to allow the proposal to route through the PS system. Click here to review the Investigator Certification Statement.


OMB Revises Grants Management Guidance

In a December 26, 2013 Federal Register notice, the Office of Management and Budget issued a final rule that replaces many of the regulations guiding the daily work of research and sponsored programs administrators, including Circulars A-21, A-122, A-133, and Circular A-50 Single Audit Act guidance.


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