Sponsor Policies and Regulations
While the university is the legal recipient of sponsored agreements and ultimately responsible for the performance of activities and the proper use of sponsor funds, the university cannot meet its responsibilities to the sponsor unless the Principal Investigator (PI) meets his/her responsibilities.
Principal Investigators are responsible for the proper conduct and performance of their project activities. As the PI, you are expected to be familiar with your award terms and conditions to ensure proper technical performance and financial activity conducted on the project.
The PI must assure the technical performance aspects of the project and completion of any and all required technical reports in a timely manner. Failure to submit reports can delay future funding to the PI as well as to the university as a whole.
Only the PI can truly know if expenses charged to a sponsored project are legitimate, project-related costs and must establish assurance of reasonable, allowable, and allocable costs.
The university is responsible for maintaining adequate fiscal controls and ORSP monitors all sponsored projects for consistent appropriate application of sponsor guidelines and university policies and procedures. Thus, management of externally funded projects is truly a collaborative effort between the PI and the university.
This list is not meant to be inclusive of all grant terms and conditions for the funding agencies listed below. Please contact ORSP for further clarification regarding each of your awards as individual awards may have grant specific terms and conditions which must be followed to remain in compliance.
OMB Circulars for Non-Profits and Institutions
Has info on OMB circular: A-21, A-110, A-122, A-133
U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) General Administrative Regs (EDGAR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Science Foundation (NSF) General Public Reporting
National Science Foundation (NSF) Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirements
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Policy Manual
National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, January 2008
National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Administration Guide, January 2008
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Management
National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Health (NIH) Grants Policy Statement
NIH Grantees - Post Award How To: Basic Tasks in eRA Commons
Data Sharing Regulations/Policy/Guidance Chart for NIH Awards
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Award Terms and Conditions
Department of Defense (DOD)
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Grant Terms and Conditions
Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Grants Terms and Conditions
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Policy, Regulations, and Guidance
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Energy (DOE) Grants and Contracts Website
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (Forms, Award Terms, Reporting Forms, Other Grant Resources)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) General Terms and Conditions
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Terms and Conditions
Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC)
Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) Grants Information
Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC)
Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) Grant Categories