Office of Research Administration

Sponsored Programs Proposals and Awards Administration Policy

  • Effective Date: June 1, 2014
  • Revision Date: Dec. 16, 2014

Responsible Offices: Provost, Office of Financial Affairs and Treasury Services
Responsible Officials: Provost, Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs

A broad range of research and scholarly pursuits of the faculty is essential to the success of the educational mission of the university. Brandeis encourages research and creative activities across all academic disciplines.

This commitment stems from Brandeis' mission to advance knowledge, to educate both undergraduate and graduate students, and to help serve the economic and cultural needs of society. In furtherance of these goals, Brandeis faculty and other approved Brandeis personnel are encouraged to submit proposals to sponsors for support. Sponsors can be external organizations such as federal, state, local, foreign and other government entities, private industry, foundations, educational institutions and charitable organizations.

This policy discusses the administration of proposals and awards for externally sponsored projects. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of university officials, including faculty and administrators, and outlines general proposal submission and acceptance procedures.

The purpose of this policy is to help ensure that all proposals and awards conform to federal regulations, including the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, effective Dec. 26, 2014, or the applicable OMB circulars before that date, and are consistent with Brandeis' academic policies and sound fiscal practices. Since every sponsor has its own guidelines or regulations, and these are always subject to change, individual sponsor requirements are not necessarily covered.

Roles and Responsibilities

Numerous faculty, academic and administrative units and other individuals have roles and responsibilities involved with sponsored projects. The purpose of this section is to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the principal offices and individuals in this process.

Policies and Procedures