Principal Investigator Eligibility on Sponsored Programs

Principal Investigator Eligibility on Sponsored Programs (900-006)

Individuals holding tenured and tenure-track faculty positions or having the title of Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor, or Research Professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator. Furthermore, the individual is to have the necessary experience and independence to apply for and conduct his/her own program. Other individuals may be approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to serve as the Principal Investigator.

Distribution of Indirect Cost Returns (ICR) from Externally Sponsored Programs

Distribution of Indirect Cost Returns (ICR) from Externally Sponsored Programs (900-003)

The purpose of the policy statement included herein is to define the distribution formula for indirect cost recoveries (ICR), and to reiterate the guidelines for the use of these funds.

Facilities and Administrative Rate Reduction Waivers

Facilities and Administrative Rate Reduction Waivers (900-002)

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs are real costs incurred by the campus, associated with all externally-sponsored projects, regardless of funding source. Any project budgeted at less than the federally approved rate is being subsidized by the other funded projects. Nevertheless, there may be valid reasons for reducing or waiving these F&A costs on certain projects. Such waivers would reflect the tradeoff between the need to cover the real (F&A) costs against the need for the campus to meet other strategic goals.

Roles & Responsibilities for Sponsored Programs Administration

Roles & Responsibilities for Sponsored Programs Administration (900-001)

The purpose of this policy is to provide a description of the shared responsibility for the administration of sponsored programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This policy defines the roles and responsibilities of principal investigators, their departmental administrators, department chairs, directors and deans, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity (OSPRI), and the Office of Contracts and Grants Accounting (OCGA).