Pre-awardThe CIRES Proposal Team is checking the federal funding agency sites daily to identify any proposal due date extensions resulting from the lengthy shutdown. As we become aware of extensions, the team will communicate directly with the PIs affected. NSF has created a Resumption of Operation Page and asked that proposers, awardees and reviewers who… Read More


The Finance Office Proposal Team (ciresproposals@colorado.edu) is here to assist with your proposal submissions. At this time, CU’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) is recommending PIs proceed with submissions despite the fact we may not have all the required information from our federal partners.  Once the government re-opens, OCG will be able to demonstrate… Read More


When reconciling the charges that have hit your P-Card each month, please input the Business Purpose of the purchase on each expense. If the space is not long enough to allow the entire Business Purpose to be entered, please write in what you can and continue the Business Purpose into the Comment field of the… Read More


We have a large number of researchers and staff headed to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting December 10-14, in Washington, D.C. The CIRES Travel group typically processes reimbursement requests within 10-15 business days of receipt. A large portion of our trip reimbursements are processed by our student staff members in CIRES Finance. We are… Read More


CIRES Finance is happy to announce three new research administrators are joining our team! Nikki Joy and Greg Bradley started a few weeks ago and Annie Fudale will start at the end of the month. Nikki previously worked for CU Conference Services and is our new Property Manager and will also focus on purchasing and… Read More


A reminder from CIRES Travel: It is critical to submit trip requests and receive CIRES approval prior to travel, for both CU-funded and Risk Management travel. Policies are periodically revised, so  please access InsideCIRES Travel Services for detailed, up-to-date information on all aspects of travel, especially international requests and adding personal time to a trip.… Read More


Have you updated your Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) for this year? Your 2018 DEPA must be updated and on file prior to being able to accept new funding, or submit a new proposal. To complete your DEPA, log in to MyCUInfo at http://mycuinfo.colorado.edu/. Click on CU Resources or, if that does not appear… Read More


Think you can get a better airplane ticket deal online than through CU’s designated providers? Be careful! If you can get a significantly better deal, please follow the instructions below—the CU Procurement Service Center is cracking down on internet airfare purchases that do not comply with requirements. You may not be reimbursed unless you: Obtain… Read More


The CIRES Proposal Team  works with CIRES PIs, researchers, and CU’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) to formally submit proposals. OCG requests that we provide the final budget, budget justification and signed Proposal Submission Request form 5 business days before the proposal deadline. To meet this requirement and provide you the best level of… Read More


Your January paycheck may look a little different than December’s, primarily in federal taxes withheld. CU’s centralized payroll office implements new tax tables every January. This year, the new federal tax plan resulted in a  significant change to those tables. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Payroll at 303-860-4200, option 2.… Read More