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Policies and Procedures

Budget writing


Here are some tips and guidelines from the Office of Sponsored Programs to guide a proposal’s budget-writing process.

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Conflict of interest


Read the sponsored programs conflict of interest policy, which is specifically for principal investigators and project directors seeking external funding.

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Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer


Read the university’s policy regarding the development of intellectual property by the university community.

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Limited Submission


Read the university’s process by which research proposals will be selected for submission when the number of proposals exceeds the submission limits of a given funding opportunity.

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Misconduct


Read the university’s procedures for handling allegations of research misconduct.

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Patent and copyright


Read the university’s guidelines for determining ownership of patents and copyrights created or developed by university employees within the scope of their employment.

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Research compensation


Read the university’s guidelines for determining extra compensation that may be received by faculty and administrative staff for activities performed through the university.

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Research and Sponsored Programs Accounting


The Office of Sponsored Programs works closely with Research and Sponsored Programs Accounting (RSPA) to develop, review and approve proposal budgets.

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Shared Use Instrumentation


Read the university’s policy regarding ownership, maintenance and use of instrumentation and equipment used for research and scholarly purposes.

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Sharing indirect costs


Read the university’s policy and formulas regarding indirect costs recovery for grants and contracts.

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Significant financial interest


Read the university’s policy regarding financial conflicts of interest for principal investigators and project directors seeking external funding to support their work.

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The routing process


Read the process and timeline for proposals submitted to OSP.

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