Office of Sponsored Research Administration (OSRA)


Visit OSRA's COVID-19 Grant Related Updates page for comprehensive sponsor guidance and COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Major federal agency specific guidance can be found at the following sites:

National Institutes of Health

Department of Defense

National Science Foundation 

More COVID-19 grant related updates can be found on OSRA's COVID-19 information page

NIH/AHRQ Salary Cap Increases to $197,300

The NIH/AHRQ salary cap has increased from $192,300 to $197,300 effective January 5th, 2020.   


All grant applications with a start date on or after January 5th should employ this new cost cap for all personnel with a base salary over $197,300.


All awards received with a start date on or after January 5th should employ this new cost cap for all personnel with a base salary over $197,300. For awards with active periods both before and after January 5th (i.e. 7/1/19 – 6/30/2020) it is highly recommended that departments prorate salary, employing the $192,300 cap prior to January 5th and $197,300 cap after.

NIH Releases Updated Grants Policy Statement 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released an updated version of their Grants Policy Statement (GPS). This revision applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019. The GPS is available in HTML or PDF formats. Additionally, a summary of significant changes can be found here.

Undue Foreign Influence On Research Integrity

Congress and the major federal funding agencies have recently taken action to publicize and protect against the potential for Foreign Influence on Research Integrity at research universities and academic medical centers.

Click here to go to WCM’s Foreign Influence Tools and Resources

Academic Integration 

Cornell University's Academic Integration Initiative fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary research across Cornell’s campuses in Ithaca and New York City. Visit the site's Sponsored Research resources page to learn more about cross campus research collaborations, here


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Our Mission

OSRA is authorized by Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) to sign, approve, submit and execute federal, state, municipal, nonprofit, foundation, academic and industrial research proposals. Upon notification of award acceptance, OSRA staff members manage research account creation and post-award administration processes. We support, advance and promote extramural research and sponsored program activities conducted by WCM investigators and collaborators.

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