Routing policy updated for revenue-generating grants, contracts

News for Researchers

Posted May 31, 2019 by Ashley Washburn

All grants and contracts for academic project work that is performed by university personnel and results in revenue to the university will be required to route through the Office of Sponsored Programs, effective July 1. Fee-for-service activities are included in this policy.

The Offices of Research and Economic Development and Business and Finance distributed policy guidelines to faculty on May 30. A summary of the changes is below. Researchers are encouraged to download the PDF that contains a decision tree to help them determine when fee-for-service activities sponsored by industry or other organizations need to route through Sponsored Programs. This document also will help users determine which facilities and administrative, or F&A, costs apply.

Fee-for-service activities that do not require a contract may continue to route through the department unless any of the following statements apply:

Examples of revenue-generating activities that are not required to route through Sponsored Programs include: room and board; tuition; gifts; event tickets; retail food or beverage sales; sale, rental or use of university property; live performance agreements; and student projects.

Inclusion of appropriate F&A costs will be required on all sponsored activities regardless of activity or sponsor type. UNL’s federally negotiated rate is posted on the Sponsored Programs website.

For questions about the new routing process, contact Kimberly Bilder, contracts manager in Sponsored Programs, 402-472-1649, or Julie Snyder, contracts manager in Procurement Services, 402-472-4601.

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