Faculty Handbook

Office of Contract and Grant Administration


Formal agreements by funding organizations to support research and creative projects are normally made between the organization and the University rather than with individual faculty. Fiscal administration of gifts, grants and contracts is the responsibility of the Office of Contract and Grant Administration. Pre-proposals and draft proposals should be cleared with this office before contact is made with granting organizations to insure conformity with University policies on overhead, costsharing and similar matters. A proposal to be sent to a potential sponsor should be accompanied by a combined Transmittal Sheet/Gift and Grant form, which signifies approval by the relevant department chairperson(s), dean(s) and the Office of Contract and Grant Administration. This form also facilitates formal acceptance of the award by the Board of Trustees. When Contract and Grants receives official notification of an award from a funding organization, an account can be established for initiating the project.

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