All university personnel dealing with financial management of sponsored projects must be knowledgeable of all rules and regulations related to this responsibility. On this page, find links to university policies, regulations, documents and presentations.
- University Policy 1.1, Cost Sharing for Sponsored Agreements
- University Policy 1.3, Graduate Student Assistantships
- University Policy 3.8, Program Income from Sponsored Projects
- University Policy 3.9, Capital Assets
- University Policy 3.11, Effort Planning and Confirmation
- University Policy 3.13, Graduate Tuition and Other Support
- University Policy 3.18, Charging Directly to Sponsored Projects Costs that are Normally Considered Indirect
- University Policy 3.20, Cost Transfers on Sponsored Agreements
- University Policy 4.7, Retention of University Records
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- Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) is the regulation that replaces OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133, and became effective December 26, 2014.
- OMB Circular A-21 outlines costs that are allowable and unallowable to federal grants and contracts. Cornell University follows these regulations on all federal grants and contracts. For costs to be allowable A-21 states that costs must be reasonable, allowable, allocable, treated consistently, and must conform to the specific cost guidelines in A-21 (section J).
- OMB Circular A-110 outlines the proper grant management principles to be followed when managing federal grants. This circular covers regulations from preaward through the close of a grant.
- NSF Guidelines: The National Science Foundation
- NIH/DHHS Guidelines: The National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services
- ONR Guidelines: The Office of Naval Research
- JPL Guidelines: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- New York State Travel Regulations: Some awards from the State of New York allow only expenses in compliance with the State Travel Manual in order be charged to the award. This document summarizes those rules.
- More government and related links: Foundations and companies frequently have specific regulations stated in the award document as to allowable and unallowable costs.
Documents and Presentations
SFS Dialog: Charging Assistantships and Fellowships to Sponsored Awards, Feb. 2022
SFS Dialog: Report on Promising Practices for NSF Award Management, Feb. 16, 2022
Splitting the Costs: Best Practices for Managing Matching Funds, Feb. 2, 2021
Update on Accountability, Requisition and Payment Review, and Budget Adjustments, Oct. 28, 2020
Research Administration Forum, Nov. 20, 2019
DFA Conversations - Research Administration Forum, Oct. 18, 2017
Research Administration Forum, Oct. 6, 2016
Managing Participant Support Costs Under the Uniform Guidance, June 15, 2016
- Presentation (PDF, 720 KB)
- National Science Foundation FAQ on Participant Support Costs (PDF, 559 KB)