Grant Proposal Preparation
Sponsored Research Updates And Information
- FY19 Annual Fringe Benefit Memorandum
- Effective 1/2019: NIH 12-month salary cap of $189,600
- Effective 1/2019: NIH 9-month salary cap of $142,200
- NSF Proposal / Award Policies & Procedures Guide for submissions Jan. 2019 or later
Fringe Benefit and Health Insurance
Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost Rates
Computer Services Recharge Center
Disk Space Fees
The Department of Computer Science provides all users of its systems with home directory space through its Computer Services Recharge Center. The department also provides research projects additional backed up disk space on departmental servers. Fees for this disk space are now based on a five-year useful lifetime for the servers, beginning 1/1/2013 and ending 12/31/2017.
The current rate is $4/gigabyte for five years’ use of the space. Disk space is currently available in 8, 16, and 32 gigabyte increments. The charge to use an 8 GB partition for the whole five years is ($4/GB) X (8 GB) = $32. The fee is prorated monthly, so, for example, if a project wants to obtain 8 GB starting on 7/1/2013 and ending on 12/31/2017, the charge is (54/60 months) X ($4/GB) X (8 GB) = $29.
PC Backup Fees
The Department of Computer Science provides the following backup services:
- Unlimited backup and cloud storage via the Google drive service, including Backup and Sync. Users are responsible for setting up their workstations for backup to google, please send email to help if you need help to do this.
- AFS home directory backups
- Backed up file server spaces on gandalf.cs-old.sites.unc.edu, merry.cs-old.sites.unc.edu and storage.cs-old.sites.unc.edu.
- Core servers provided by Computer Services are backed up.
- Playpen spaces, lab and other public computers are not backed up.
Check this page for Student Compensation costs.
Graduate Student Tuition
The in-state tuition portion of a student’s tuition and student fees are paid by the source of their salary support. The out-of-state portion of their tuition is paid from the department’s tuition remission allocation if the student has a guarantee of support. Non-guaranteed students are responsible fr paying their out of state tuition.
For proposal budget purposes, please use the following:
|Academic YR||Tuition||Total Fees|
|AY 19-20||$5,276 per semester*||$981.82 per Semester|
|AY 20-21||$5,487.04||$1,021.09 per Semester|
*Inflated by 4% of previous year. This is an estimate as tuition rates are set annually by the NC Legislature.
Charges for Attendance (Tuition and Fee Rates)
Direct vs. F&A Charges to Sponsored Agreements
Resources For Research Administration
Sample Budget Justification
The Department’s faculty agreed to standardize on Dell systems in 1997 and later added IBMs when the University gave the department IBM CCI computers. Since Lenovo bought IBM’s workstation and laptop division and the CCI contract was awarded to Lenovo, we now support Lenovo systems as well, and we will continue to support the remaining IBMs. Standardizing on two vendors allows Computer Services to handle PC support most efficiently, because each vendor has different mechanisms for ordering and support, different sets of drivers, different hardware and software support issues, and each has its own learning curve associated with providing support. In addition, standardizing makes it possible to create a system disk image, including all of our standard applications and drivers, and install this on a Dell or IBM/Lenovo system in about 90 minutes, versus doing hand installations, which take at least four to six hours. Further, Dell provides hardware support training and a streamlined method, available only to trained technicians, for ordering warranty and repair parts. Handling standard systems efficiently allows maximization of time available for other areas of support. Support on Dells and IBM/Lenovos includes: configuring, ordering, hardware setup, system software installation, installation of a standard suite of applications, installation of other applications by request, warranty work on Dells, management of warranty work on IBM/Lenovos through the campus, post-warranty repairs, system security support, and system and application software troubleshooting.
For PC systems other than Dells and IBM/Lenovos, support is typically limited to unboxing, assigning an IP address, adding the system to the computer science domain, connecting to the network, delivery, and providing CDs for installation of applications.
In addition, when there is a specific need for a research group to buy a non-standard system, Computer Services will provide general guidance on system configuration, process the paperwork, and provide limited hardware and software support as workload permits. This may include but is not limited to system setup, software installation, basic operating system and hardware troubleshooting, patching systems, and assisting with security. The amount of support to be provided on a given system is determined on a case by case basis.
Agency Announcements and Updates from the UNC Office of Sponsored Research
National Institute of Health
National Science Foundation