The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting the pursuit of grants from public and private sources for programs that enhance the student experience, advance faculty research interests, and impact communities beyond our University walls.
Deidra Somerville, CFRE
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
The deadline for Faculty Research and Professional Improvement Leaves for 2014-15 is Friday, November 1, 2013. Please contact your college dean for further information.
As you begin thinking about your next research project, I encourage you to consider utilizing SPIN, an extensive research funding opportunity database. SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors. It’s available through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
With SPIN, you can:
SPIN is a funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources. All of the data is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity and timeliness of the information.
GENIUS is a global WWW network and database of scientific and scholarly expertise. The system contains profiles entered and maintained by scholars and researchers at leading universities and research institutions throughout the world.GENIUS serves as a registry of institutional talent and expertise for industry and academia, and provides a searchable database for identifying interest and expertise for industry/university partnering, global partnering, and sponsored funding matches.
All public and private grants and contracts fall under the auspices of the policies below. Please contact Deidra Somerville if you have any specific questions. Each policy can be found by clicking on the links below. All policies have been approved by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Finance reflect best practices and standards based on federal regulatory policy.
Facilities and Administration (F&A) Policy - Details fund distribution to colleges and departmental units receiving a portion of funds from the F & A or indirect cost recovery rate for the University, currently set at 45%.
Compensation and Effort Policy - Provides guidance and standards for proposing and charging compensation costs to sponsored programs consistent with Federal and other Sponsor regulations and University policy.
Cost Transfer Policy - Explains the process and allowances for requesting and executing a cost transfer, or moving funds committed to a budget line item.
Pre-award Expenditures Policy - Provides for policy guidance regarding circumstances and other administrative matters when a project director needs to incur expenditures prior to receiving the official award notice.
Records Retention Policy - Compliments the current records retention policies within the Office of the Provost, with specific guidance on grant awards.
Equipment Policy - Provides guidance on the process for tracking equipment valued at $2,000 or higher.
Direct Costing Policy - This policy is essential for all project directors and principal investigators developing budgets, as it covers all allowable and unallowable costs for research and program-related grants.
Service and Recharge Policy - Aligns with federal regulations related to practices of Service and Recharge Centers that charge for goods or services and recover costs through charges to internal and external users.
Prior Approval Policy - Provides guidelines and procedures for attaining prior approvals when applicable.
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