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Assistance/Information Documentation



Shared Research Roles and Responsibilities:  Contains information regarding the responsibilities of key personnel associated to sponsored programs.
Roles and Responsibilities


 REPORTS/QUERIES - Also see PSF 9.1 Contracts and Grants

ACR for Grants Report:  Provides budgeted and expended summary data with balance available.
ACR for Grants Instructions
TDR for Grants Report:  Provides detail activity.  It contains individual transactional detail for the budget transfers, requisitions, purchase orders, vouchers, expense reports, salary encumbrances, salary actuals, and journal entries for standard charges (PCard, Pitney Bowes, BOC) and allocations (Fringe Benefits, Plant Maintenance, F&A) TDR for Grants Instructions
Grant Balance Summary Available Report:  A timely formatted summary balance available report with subtotals and totals.
Grant Balance Summary Available Instruction
TRAINING/INFORMATION - Also see PSF 9.1 Contracts and Grants
Budget Transfer Checklist:  A document that provides a quick checklist to help the principal investigator and department administrator with preparing accurate budget transfers. Budget Transfer Checklist
Cost Allocation Methodologies:  A document that provides guidance on how costs may be allocated to sponsored awards in proportion to the actual benefit received by the award Cost Allocation Methodologies Guide
One-Sixth Rule: A document that explains the guidelines of a faculty buyout. One-Sixth Rule
PI Handbook:  All faculty conducting sponsored research should download the Principal Investigator's Handbook
Please Note: This document is under construction and may have some information which is out of date.
Principal Investigator's Handbook
Pre-Award Costs:  Guidelines on how to request pre-award costs on funded projects. Pre-Award Costs & Guidance
Prior Approval Matrix:  Provides information by federal agency on which administrative actions require prior approval. Prior Approval Matrix

Service Agreement:  Requirements for service contracts on sponsored projects.

Service Agreement on Sponsored Projects
Summer Salary:  Guidelines for processing summer salary. Summer Salary
Timeline for Account Set Up:  A diagram that shows a realistic time frame for setting up an award from start to finish. Timeline for Account Setup
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