1,100: University of Nevada, Reno Sponsored Projects

Revised: November 2022

The Sponsored Projects Office reports to the Vice President for Research & Innovation (VPRI).  The office promotes and facilitates the education, research, and outreach missions of the University of Nevada, Reno (University) by serving as the administrative center for externally funded research and sponsored programs.  Sponsored Projects 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 Sponsored Projects include identifying funding opportunities, assistance in proposal and budget development, proposal review and submission, negotiating agreements, accepting and authorizing awards, interpreting sponsor rules and guidelines, and post-award administration assistance.

Through the VPRI, the President has delegated to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration the responsibility and authority for ensuring overall compliance with federal, state, system and institutional laws, rules, and policies.

All university sponsored project proposals  shall be submitted to Sponsored Projects for submission to the sponsoring agency. University principal investigators (PIs) are not authorized to submit proposals to sponsoring agencies without prior approval from Sponsored Projects. All awards must be issued to the university’s legal name: Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno. Pursuant to federal and state laws and institutional rules, directives and policies, Sponsored Projects reserves the right to amend facilities and administrative rates as necessary.

All proposal submissions shall be directed through Sponsored Projects. All contract communications with sponsors must be conducted by Sponsored Projects. PIs shall not negotiate agreements on behalf of UNR.

The following are approved Sponsored Projects policies that exist to ensure the university’s compliance in the area of sponsored projects and can be located at Sponsored Projects Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

  • Charging Administrative and Clerical Costs to Federally Sponsored Projects
  • Cost Transfers for Sponsored Projects
  • Effort Reporting Policy
  • Export Control and Economic Sanctions Compliance Policy
  • Facilities & Administrative Rates
  • Fixed Price Agreements
  • Institutional Sponsored Project Cost-Sharing Policy
  • Requirements for University of Nevada, Reno Principal Investigators
  • Risk Accounts