1,100: University of Nevada, Reno Sponsored Projects

Revised: September 2018

Sponsored Projects reports to the Vice President for Research & Innovation.  The office promotes and facilitates the education, research, and outreach missions of the 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 Vice President for Research & Innovation, 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 are to be vetted by Sponsored Projects prior to submission to the sponsoring agency, and all awards are to be issued to the university's legal name: Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno. University principal investigators (PIs) are not authorized to submit proposals without having first had the proposal vetted by Sponsored Projects.

All proposal submissions will be directed through Sponsored Projects, and all contract communications with sponsors will be conducted by Sponsored Projects. PIs are not authorized to negotiate agreements on behalf of the University.

The following policies are approved Sponsored Projects policies that exist to ensure the university’s compliance in the area of sponsored projects and can be located at: https://www.unr.edu/sponsored-projects/policies-procedures-and-guidelines

  • Charging Administrative and Clerical Costs to Federally Sponsored Projects
  • Cost Transfers for Sponsored Projects
  • Effort Reporting Policy
  • Establishment and Use of Terminal Benefit Pool for Sponsored Project Funded Positions
  • Export Control and Economic Sanctions Compliance Policy
  • Facilities & Administrative Rates
  • Fixed Price Agreements
  • Institutional Sponsored Project Cost-Sharing Policy
  • Risk Accounts
  • National Science Foundation Two-Month Salary Cap
  • Payroll Cost Transfers
  • Requirements for University of Nevada, Reno Principal Investigators