RFCUNY offers the post award support principal investigators (PIs) need to successfully manage their sponsored projects throughout the award cycle. Obtain information and guidance on the basics of Uniform Guidance, hiring independent contractors, fringe benefits rates, the Summer Salary program, and award close out. Post award information concerning the PSC-CUNY Award Program is available for PIs who have received such awards.

Calculating Fringe Benefits Rates

  • The calculated cost of an employee benefits package based on employee classification

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Charging Stipends to Federally Sponsored Awards

  • Federal requirements and RFCUNY guidance for charging stipends

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Closing Out an Award

  • Prepare and submit the final report requirements of a sponsored program award

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Hiring & Employee Management

  • Obtain the necessary assistance to understand staff recruitment, timesheets, and why the appropriate employment forms must be submitted

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Misclassification of Workers

  • Guidance for assessing the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors

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Participating in Summer Salary Program

  • Compensation for CUNY faculty with sponsor funded awards who perform research outside of the academic year

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Participant Support Costs

  • Procedure and justification for training allowances; definition of participants and instructions for preparing training allowance proposals

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Payments to CUNY Employees

  • Guidance memorada to PIs on placing CUNY employees on the RFCUNY payroll of sponsored research projects, stipends,

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Processing Released Time

  • Full-time college employees (faculty) released from normal duties to perform sponsored research; calculating released time; staff effort

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Post-Award PSC- CUNY Research Program

  • Expenditure, budget, IRB, award extention, and other information for award recipients

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Requesting & Amending Independent Contract Agreements (ICAs) & Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)

  • Description and amendment of an ICA, independent contractor defined, and misclassification of employees as contractors; description of an MOU

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Supplemental Funding Opportunities on Existing Grants

  • NIH and NSF award opportunities for researchers or faculty to supplement an existing sponsored award

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Understanding & Amending a Subaward

  • Third party agreement to perform work on a significant portion of a sponsored research project

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Understanding Contracts & Contract Review

  • Description of a contract and the process for initiating the review of a contract

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