Academic Affairs

Policies/Reports: Academic Affairs Policy on Grant Awards Made Directly to Faculty

Adopted March 13, 2001

Effective July 1, 2001

To insure that departments and college/schools are cognizant of the academic and financial implications of all successful grant proposals, and to insure that all grants obtained by university faculty are included in the university's record of external funds received, all proposals submitted by university faculty to external funding agencies must be submitted through the appropriate department chair and dean to the Office of Sponsored Programs. This includes proposals to funding agencies that traditionally award grants or fellowships directly to individual faculty members, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Scholar Program. Such grants shall be considered as a direct buy-out of faculty services, and any additional university resources requested by a successful applicant, if honored, are to be provided from the budgeted resources of the department and college/school of the submitting faculty member, unless prior arrangements have been approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The dean of the appropriate college has the prerogative to deny all requests for additional resources related to a grant award, and to deny requests for leaves of absence predicated upon grant awards.