AURA Grants Update – December 22, 2016

AURA Grants Users –

Please be advised that AURA Grants will be taken offline for a system enhancement Thursday – 12/22/2016 between 6:00 – 9:00PM. The system will be unavailable during this time.

Including a high-level summary of the updated User Interface (UI) changes:

  • Visibility of Activity Buttons throughout the system
    • Add, Update, Delete, Select, Back, Continue, Clear
  • View 15.0 Budget Periods
  •  Budget Grids
    • Validation Errors relaxed to occur on a new line item add, instead of when moving between required fields
    • Description Field no longer red asterisk required for all budget cost types
    • All Cost Types now default with both 1) Apply Inflation and 2) Apply F&A boxes checked – for consistency
    • Unit Cost defaults to $1 for Patient Care and General Cost sections
    • Multiple Cost Type options consolidated, where possible
      • Personnel Costs (Post-Doctoral)
      • General Costs (Fees, Participant Support, Student Aid)
    • Grey shading and yellow highlighting replaced to provide better color contrast
      • Budget Summary table
    • Double Scroll Bars have been reduced, where possible
    • The specific budget field(s) you select now automatically expand to show you all options available

Please let me know if you have any questions, and as always – if you have any system issues please email us @

Aaron House
Assistant Director, eRA, Training & Communication
University Research Administration