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Office of Sponsored Programs

Research is a primary mission of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides support for UTHSC faculty and staff (including components at the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville and the Chattanooga unit of the College of Medicine) in obtaining external funding for research and other sponsored projects, while ensuring compliance with UT policy, sponsor policy, and applicable law.
Whether you are submitting a proposal to develop a diagnostic tool to speed identification of Zika virus, working on a subaward proposal to another institution for a diabetes study, obtaining scientific material from a collaborator, disclosing a new drug compound invented in a UTHSC lab, planning a clinical trial on women's health or smoking cessation, or working on the next medical breakthrough, the staff in the OSP is here to help!


NIH Application Instruction Updates – Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Costs (NOT-OD-23-161)

This notice updates the NIH application instructions for submitting requests for Data Management and Sharing costs in a single line item. .. Effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after October 5, 2023, NIH will no longer require the use of the single DMS cost line item.


As we gear up for the NIH CYCLE I submission window, OSP Pre-Award wanted to provide a reminder to the UTHSC Research Community that all proposals are required to be finalized and submitted for routing in Cayuse to allow for departmental/college approvals prior to the proposal reaching OSP workflow. Proposals must be received in OSP workflow by 8:00 am five full business days prior to the sponsor deadline to be compliant with UTHSC policy. This policy also applies to submission deadlines for all other sponsoring agencies.
Please note that all UTHSC personnel must also be compliant with UTHSC policy for Outside Interest Disclosures prior to routing in Cayuse for the proposal to be considered finalized. Investigators and departmental administrators have the ability to confirm the status of Outside Interest Disclosures in the self-service form once a proposal is created in Cayuse.
Please refer to the table below for examples of the latest time a proposal can be received by OSP to be considered compliant with the 5 full business day deadline for the following NIH due dates.
NIH Standard Due Date Latest Finalized Proposal to Reach OSP Workflow to be Considered Compliant with Internal 5 Day Deadline

December 8

NIH “F” Standard due date
8:00 am - December 4, 2023
Between December 22, 2023 and January 1, 2024 8:00 am – December 15, 2023
January 2-5, 2024 8am five full business days before deadline (December 18-21, 2023, respectively)
In general, it is always recommended to submit proposals for routing at least two business days before the internal deadline to allow time for departmental and college level approvers to review and approve Cayuse proposals. Around campus holidays, it is strongly encouraged to allow additional time due to the increase of approver annual leave during these periods.
The Office of Sponsored Programs will be closed for these remaining 2023 and early 2024 calendar campus holidays:
Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24 – Thanksgiving
Friday, December 22 through Friday, December 29 – Winter Holiday
Monday, January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Effective January 1, 2023,

the salary limitation for Executive Level II is increased to $212,100 from the previous limit of $203,700. The full NIH notice NOT-OD-23-056 may be found on the Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2023 page.

Please apply the new salary cap for upcoming NIH proposals and for agencies utilizing the Executive Level II salary cap.


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Cayuse 424 and SP is the user-friendly electronic routing system and database used to route all grant proposals and sponsored project agreements for UTHSC approvals.



Nov 20, 2023