There are numerous ways in which private, programmatic support is offered to and received at the University of New Hampshire, including gifts, grants and contracts. Each varies in how revenue should be accepted and administered, and what the sponsor should reasonably expect to receive in return for providing support.
Administrative or clerical staff must be integral to a project in order to be direct charged to a federal award and must be budgeted and justified in the proposal or have prior written sponsor approval. Under the Uniform Guidance (section 200.413), a project no longer needs to be identified as “major” to include administrative salary, but in general such expenses should be treated as indirect (F&A) costs.
To be integral to the project, the administrative activity should be:
Recognizing that PIs are responsible for most aspects of sponsored research, including compliance with institutional policy and federal regulation, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), has developed a series of Sponsored Programs Administration Guidance Documents to familiarize PIs with essential administration and compliance topics. Each document will include a brief explanation of the topic, guidance on how to comply, and web links to campus resources and additional information.