SBS Support for Large Grant Recipients
Changes made to be in compliance with federal funding regulations have affected the management of sponsored research portfolios from federal agencies. For one example, effort reporting regulations prohibit using sponsored research time on a funded project to prepare an application for continued funding of the work or additional pilot research beyond the grant for a related, but new, proposal.
Recognizing these changes in the context of the College’s significant teaching workloads, we have devised a sustainable support plan for faculty engaged in such ongoing federal grant activities.
If you have procured a grant of more than $100K direct funding in the current fiscal (or award) year with fully funded standard federal indirect costs attached, SBS will provide funding for a course release to be used for research or grant writing.
Some restrictions apply.
- This course release is available once per award and not each year of a multi-year award.
- The course release must be approved by your chair and the Dean and the release cannot be used to support off-campus absences.
- Under no conditions will the course release be used to supplement or substitute for under-budgeted on-project research efforts.
- These awards will only subsidize efforts beyond those supported by the sponsored project and directed at furthering continued or new research activities beyond the existing award.
- This reinvestment is intended to further sponsored research career activities and a continuing pursuit of funding.
- As a reinvestment program these course releases are not available where the overhead on the grant is split or shared with any other college or unit.
- This policy will not apply to a proposal prepared with the support of a prior course release from any University or College grant mentoring program.
This program will allow for pursuit a vigorous sponsored research agenda within the circumstances of our college and in full compliance with federal regulations.
Updated June 19, 2012