Currently, purchase requisitions and spend authorizations are reported on the weekly confirmation email sent out to Principal Investigators (PI) on their relevant Grants. Additionally, non-PO Invoices and Expense Reports without Spend Authorizations will start to be included during the month of October. This is to ensure that our PIs can review additional non-personnel charges against their Grants via this weekly reporting.
A new Aggregate tab default view is now available. The new view: summarizes effort certification events by earnings period in one view, displays rows by Grant and Award Types (sponsor, cost share, Non OSP, Department Funded), and eliminates extra data displayed in the Details tab (for example, less relevant worktags, separate rows for each pay component, etc.).
The implementation of the new Aggregate tab view coincides with the June 2023 - August 2023 certification period published in early September 2023. It is also available for prior certifications but reports already approved do not need to be recertified.
Effective Friday, January 20 , Position Restriction costing allocations can use grants. Any new positions that are grant funded can now be set up at the Create Position step. Cost Center Managers are not required to update the previously recorded costing allocations to accommodate the new functionality.
The two Principal Investigator spend authorization and expense report notification improvements listed have been recently implemented.
Spend authorization and expense report notifications were updated to include the grant numbers from the transactions. Expense report notifications will only be sent if there is not a linked spend authorization or if the expense report total is over $500 and the cost center is not CC10982: ERIK | Office of Sponsored Programs Administration.
ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable materials. This year, we have simplified the application process for our grants and curated our grant offerings to three high-impact, just-in-time opportunities: Racial Justice, Syllabus Review and $0 Course Transformation. Learn more and apply by October 26.
The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) has been awarding grants for the past seven years to instructors who want to transform their courses. Grant winners were primarily focused on reducing the cost of their course materials for students. “While these goals remain at the core of the ALX mission, the murder of George Floyd in 2020 prompted us to [...] expand our scope to encompass broader social justice topics," said Ashley Miller. Several instructors at Ohio State share Miller's passion and have taken the opportunity ALX provides to infuse their courses with racial justice.
Working alongside her lab manager and undergraduate students, Dr. Elizabeth Kirby is in the process of compiling an Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience textbook. The previous textbook for this course was expensive, and Dr. Kirby’s media has already been able to save students more than $20,000.
College tuition alone is expensive enough for students, in addition to other incidental costs like textbooks and supplemental materials. All the extras can be barriers to entry for budget-conscious students who want to take courses that will expand their...
Based on feedback from users in the grants/research community, the “Other Funding” report within the Principal Investigator and Grants Administration dashboards now includes a new column for “Revenue.” The "Transfers In and Out" information is still in a separate column. This ensures a full view of balances is contained within this report.