Sponsored Projects oversees compliance areas at the University such as conflicts of interest, export controls, economic sanctions and air travel.

Conflict of interest

Conflicts of interest arise when financial or other personal considerations have the potential to adversely affect, or have the appearance of adversely affecting, an employee’s professional judgment or to fulfill his or her obligations to the University. Disclosure is the key to successfully managing conflicts of interests.

Export controls & economic sanctions

The University of Nevada, Reno, is committed to complying with U.S. laws and regulations regarding export controls and economic sanctions. Read an overview on export controls and economic sanctions and find resources to ensure compliance with these regulations.

Fly America Act

The Fly America Act requires that all air travel funded by the U.S. government, including grant and contract funding, utilizes U.S. flag air carriers, or foreign air carriers that code share with a U.S. flag air carrier. The law applies to air travel and cargo transportation services.

Foreign interests in sponsored projects

While remaining committed to international collaborations, research and continued partnerships around the world, the University needs to mitigate any potential risk exposure from inappropriate influence by foreign entities in federally-funded research.

Research security

In response to increasing concerns of foreign government interference and exploitation of federally funded research, the U.S. government has recently issued multiple policies aimed at protecting the results of federally funded research. Current and evolving University policies and procedures are explained here and will be updated as federal regulations develop.