Please see the OSP Operating Procedure: ADVANCE ACCOUNT REQUEST for more details.
There can be a fine line between Gifts (managed by Brown's Advancement Office) and Grants and Contracts (managed by the Office of Sponsored Projects).
To make the correct categorization, here is a checklist to consider:
Is the funding from an Individual (not an organization) ? if Y = Gift
Is the funding from federal, state, or local government agency or a flow-through from one of these agencies ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Is the funding in response to a proposal with a specific statement of work or defined deliverables ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Is there a line item budget ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Are there budget restrictions ? (e.g, prior approval required for re-budgeting from one line item to another ) if Y = Grant/Contract
Are unexpended (i.e., unspent) funds or property required to be returned to the sponsor at the end of the project ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Do any terms of the award address patents, copyrights, rights in data or licensing of inventions ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Do any terms of the award require detailed financial reporting beyond a basic summary of expenditures ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Do the terms of the award allow for audit of expenses or technical/programmatic activity ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Do the terms of the award require indemnification of sponsor by Brown ? if Y = Grant/Contract
Please contact your OSP Grant & Contract Administrator or Grant & Contract Accountant if you'd like further assistance with this, or any question you may have regarding your research support.
A Sponsored Award Budget to Actuals Report can be run which will provide the project budget, current months expenses, fiscal-to-date, and project-to-date expenditures in the report view. It also includes cost sharing expenses, outstanding obligations, and balance available. Please see the document below to run this type of report.
A legislatively-mandated provision limiting the direct salary (also known as salary or institutional base salary, but excluding any fringe benefits and F&A costs) for individuals working on NIH grants, cooperative agreement awards, and extramural research and development contracts. The salary limitation rate applies to any individual whose salary is charged directly to awards from these agencies.
For more FAQs on NIH Salary Cap please see the NIH Salary Cap FAQs webpage.
Please see Research Misconduct Policy.
Please see ORI staff directory.
Please see Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
Please see Electronic COI Assurance and Reporting.
Please see Export Control FAQs.
Please see IRB Forms.
Brown offers several courses that meet the NIH RCR requirements. Click here to review available courses, including refresher course options.