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Faculty Research Support Team (FRST)

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Welcome to the Faculty Research Support Team (FRST) within the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science.

The purpose of FRST is to support HWSPH investigators in developing well-composed and competitive research proposals and manuscripts through a variety of services. These services are available to proposals submitted through the HWSPH. 

Overview of Proposal Services

Type of support service is based on the time frame to sponsor due date. Please review the different options provided below:

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If interested in receiving support for your upcoming proposal or manuscript submission, please complete the corresponding request form in the tabs below.

Request Proposal Support

Steps to Request Proposal Support:

  1. Complete the FRST Proposal Support Request Form 

  2. Upon submission of the form, you will receive confirmation of the submission and next steps for support.

Request Manuscript Support

Steps to Request Manuscript Submission Support:

  1. Complete the FRST Manuscript Support Request Form 

  2. Upon submission of the form, you will receive confirmation of the form submission and next steps for support

NIH Biosketch and Other Support Changes: Effective May 25, 2021

The NIH has announced changes to the Biosketch and Other Support documents that will be effective for proposals and submissions on and after May 25, 2021.


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Templates are provided in Templates and Boilerplates drawer below. In addition, the Biosketch and Other Support pages have been updated on the UC San Diego HS SPPO site with additional information and instructions: 

News and Updates

Internal

  • HSSPPO has created a resource page for COVID-19 related updates and information for NIH application, submissions, and funding. Check out the page here. 
  • Kuali Research will replace Electronic Proposal Development (EPD), effective January 2020
    • To ensure a smooth transition to the new Kuali System, there are new proposal submission timelines, effective January 21, 2020.
      • PIs should notify research administrators of their intent to submit proposals no later than 14 business days prior to the sponsor deadline
      • PIs should complete the research questionnaire and certification provided by a Kuali Research notification link.
External 
  • March 2021:  The NIH has announced changes to the Biosketch and Other Support documents that will be effective for proposals and submissions on and after May 25, 2021. The notice issued is NOT-OD-21-073.
  • February 2021: The NIH Salary Cap has officially been released by NIH and can now be used. The notice issued is NOT-OD-21-057. Effective January 3, 2021, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $199,300. 
  • January 2021:  New eRA Commons home screen (log-in screen) and landing screen (screen when first logged in) launched on January 12, 2021. Information on how to navigate the new screens can be found here. 
  • October 2020: NIH issued a reminder regarding the restricted use of hypertext (e.g. hyperlinks and URLS) in NIH applications. Review the reminder here. 
  • May 2020: NIH has released new forms (Forms F) for both R01 and K99/R00 applications. The first standard deadline for these is in June 2020. Read the changes from Forms E to Forms F here. 
  • April 2020: NIH issued a reminder regarding the reporting of foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest. Review the reminder here. 
  • NCI announces mandatory minimum levels of effort (effective immeadietely). Review the changes here. 

Templates and Boilerplates

  • HSSPPO
    • Budget Justification Boilerplates

      • Next Generation Network (NGN): UC San Diego Information and Technology Services (ITS) charges a flat per month fee for services to provide state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and services to the campus community. These charges are directly attributable and proportionally applied for the individual(s) included in the proposed budget on the project. These costs are not included in the campus' Facilities & Administration (F&A) rate as an indirect cost. UC San Diego auditors have determined that it is both equitable and consistent with the OMB Circular 2 CFR 200 provisions on cost allocability that the costs be assigned to FTE on grant and contract funds. Accordingly, an allocable portion of these NGN costs are included in this budget as direct project costs.

      • Health Sciences Technology Services Charge (HS TSC): UC San Diego Health Information Services costs have been included to reflect costs associated with the increased level of security required for all personnel within UC San Diego Health, which includes UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the hospitals and clinics. These charges are directly attributable and proportionally applied for the individual(s) included in the proposed budget on the project.   

      • Benefits: Fringe benefits are calculated using the current planning Composite Benefit Rates (CBR) in effect for the UC San Diego. CBRs are reviewed and approved by UC San Diego’s cognizant Federal agency, the Department of Health and Human Services.

      • Tuition/Fees:Tuition Remission is calculated at rates currently in effect at the UCSD.

      • Indirects: UC San Diego’s indirect costs are calculated based on Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) as defined in 2 CFR Part 200.68 using Facilities and Administration (F&A) rates approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  Rates established by UC San Diego’s F&A rate agreement dated May 23, 2018 are as follows:

        • July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021: 57.5%

        • July 1, 2021, until amended: 58.0%

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  • NSF

Funding Opportunities

An extensive list of external and internal funding opportunities, announcements, and available listservs are maintained by the UC San Diego Office of Research Development, and can be found here.

Additional Resources