General Administration of Sponsored Projects

Policy 5 - General administration of sponsored projects

General

Project implementation begins with the University's formal acceptance of an award which is approved by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Formal acceptance of awards

Awards are to be accepted only by the Vice President of Research and Economic Development or by those to whom he/she has delegated signatory authority. No other individuals are authorized to commit or otherwise bind the University unless specifically delegated to do so by the Vice President of Research and Economic Development. 

Negotiations

In some cases, before an award is made to the University, it is necessary to negotiate final contract or grant terms (e.g., scope of work, understandings on proposed expenditures, billing and financial provisions, or contract and grant amounts). Negotiations of this nature must be coordinated with the Office of Research Administration and may require reprocessing through Department Heads, Deans and Directors.