Solicitation of Sponsored Funding
Guideline Date: September 2017 Revision: 1 Last Review: August 2017
All University awards for sponsored funding must be made to the University's legal name—Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno—not to schools, colleges, programs, departments or faculty members. Further, no official solicitation for sponsored research funding or funding for any other sponsored activity such as training, public service programs or special projects may be made in the name of the University without prior approval of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) or an authorized officer of the University. The University chancellor has delegated this authority, within the limits set forth by the Board of Regents, to the president. In turn, the president has delegated this authority to the assistant vice president for research administration in Sponsored Projects.
University employees who receive any part of their salary through the University or whose activities use any University resources or facilities must submit proposals for sponsored funding through Sponsored Projects. This ensures that all sponsored projects conducted by University employees or with University resources or facilities have proper signature authority and comply with relevant University policies and guidelines. This policy is in place to protect faculty and the University.
Sponsored Projects assists the campus community in securing sponsored funding while promoting proper stewardship of those funds. When processing a proposal and resulting award, Sponsored Projects reviews all documents to ensure compliance with relevant policies and guidelines. Sponsored Projects staff are available to assist with questions regarding applicable policies, guidelines, statutes and regulations, and proposal preparation.
Who to ContactSpoonsored Projects
- (775) 784-4040
- (775) 784-6680 Fax
- NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual, NSHE Preparation and Approval of Contracts. (See Section 3.)
- University Administrative Manual, President Delegated Signature Authority. [See paragraph heading, "Contracts (Other than Terms of Employment.")]