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Here are some tips and guidelines from the Office of Sponsored Programs to guide a proposal’s budget-writing process.
Read the sponsored programs conflict of interest policy, which is specifically for principal investigators and project directors seeking external funding.
Read the university’s policy regarding the development of intellectual property by the university community.
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.
Read the university’s procedures for handling allegations of research misconduct.
Read the university’s guidelines for determining ownership of patents and copyrights created or developed by university employees within the scope of their employment.
Read the university’s guidelines for determining extra compensation that may be received by faculty and administrative staff for activities performed through the university.
The Office of Sponsored Programs works closely with Research and Sponsored Programs Accounting (RSPA) to develop, review and approve proposal budgets.
Read the university’s policy regarding ownership, maintenance and use of instrumentation and equipment used for research and scholarly purposes.
Read the university’s policy and formulas regarding indirect costs recovery for grants and contracts.
Read the university’s policy regarding financial conflicts of interest for principal investigators and project directors seeking external funding to support their work.
Read the process and timeline for proposals submitted to OSP.