There are numerous policies, procedures and guidelines that apply to the administration of sponsored research projects. In addition to the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) policies, procedures, and processes provided here, visit the Campus Controller's Office (CCO) website for additional policies, procedures and guidance related to financial management of sponsored research.

Policies & Guidance

CU System Policies

Sponsor Specific Guidance

NIH Limits on Graduate Student Compensation

Guideline Tool for NSF Two-Month Salary Rule

General Procedures & Guidelines

Budget Justifications

Budgeting and NIH

Carryforward Restricted Project Allocation

Change Org Code

Conflict of Interest and DEPA Reporting

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Cost Accounting Standards

Cost Principles for Sponsored Agreements

Cost Share

Cost Transfers

Departmental Administration Indirect Cost Recovery (DA-ICR) Program

Disclosure Statement, DS-2

Environmental Health and Safety


Export Controls

Fellowship Proposals

Five Day Business Rule

Foreign Currency

Fringe Benefits

Graduate Students Working on Sponsored Projects

Implementation of OMB Uniform Guidance

Indirect Cost (F&A) Rate Decision Guide

Indirect Cost (F&A) Addendum

Indirect Cost (F&A) Waivers/Reductions

Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) Split

Industry Proposals

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Approvals

Institutional Letters of Support

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approvals


Limited Submission Proposals

No-Cost Extensions

NSI (National Security Initiative) Determination Guidance

Other Policy Resources

Pre-Award Spending

Principal Investigator Change on Award

Principal Investigator Eligibility

Principal Investigator Institutional Transfer

Proposals and OCG Involvement

Proposal Submission Request (PSR) Form

Research Security

Revised Budgets

Signature Authority

Subaward Addition