Caution about the Guidance on this Page
Many, but not all, of the University’s awards are direct or flow-through Federal Financial Assistance agreements (i.e., Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements). These awards are generally subject to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Guidance) as described on National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Terms and Conditions and Prior Approval Matrix web pages. The guidance in the subsections that follow is generally based on Uniform Guidance requirements, which are generally not applicable to the other types of awards described in this cautionary subsection.
The University receives many direct and flow-through awards subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in 48 CFR Parts 1 – 99 (FAR) and its agency-specific supplemental regulations (e.g., Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) or Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DEAR)). While FAR-based awards generally follow the same cost allowability rules as Uniform Guidance awards (see 48 CFR 31.303), there are many differences ranging from how proposals are submitted/awarded to the remedies for the University’s non-compliance.
In addition to the above, the University receives many awards from Sponsors not using Federal funds, including states, counties, municipalities, universities, non-profits, for-profits and foreign entities. For these agreements, the terms and conditions of the award documents (and possibly the associated Requests for Proposals) generally govern the relationship between the Sponsor and the University.
Regardless of the award type, the terms and conditions of the award generally supersede regulatory requirements, if any. For this reason, it is crucial that you carefully review the Frevvo-based Award Review Checklist and PI Acceptance Form for details about specific requirements applicable to the award in question.