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1,100: University of Nevada, Reno Office of Sponsored Projects

Last Revised:  October 2014

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation.  The office promotes and facilities the education, research, and outreach missions of the University by serving as the administrative center for externally funded research and sponsored programs.  This office also protects the university’s interests in matters related to external funding by providing oversight and guidance regarding federal, state, and institutional rules, laws, and regulations.  Services provided by the office include identifying funding opportunities, assistance in proposal and budget development, review of proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and authorizing awards, interpreting sponsor rules and guidelines, proposal submission, and post-award administration assistance.

Through the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the President has delegated to the Director of OSP the responsibility and authority for ensuring overall compliance with federal, state, system and institutional laws, rules, and policies.  In order to accomplish this, professionals in the office remain current on all applicable rules and regulations, and the office creates and maintains necessary policies and procedures to ensure the university is in compliance.

The following policies are approved university policies that exist to ensure the university’s compliance in the area of sponsored projects and can be located at:

  • Facilities and Administrative Rates
  • Change of Payroll Charges
  • Guidelines for Charging Administrative and Clerical Costs to Federally Sponsored Projects
  • Policy on Cost Transfers for Sponsored Projects
  • University Cost Share Policy
  • University Policy on NSF Two Months Salary Limitation
  • Memo Account Policy
  • Fixed Price Agreement Policy
  • Export Control Policy
  • Who Can Serve as Principle Investigator
  • Effort Reporting Policy

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