Tools for UNH Researchers

How to Determine if Revenue is a Gift or Sponsored Program

What’s essential?

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.

Cost Principles

The University uses the following federal requirements in establishing its procedures for administering all awards for research and other sponsored agreements:

Administrative Costs


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:

Essentials for Project Directors / PIs

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.


UNH Identification and Assurances

UNH Identification/Assurance Numbers and Dates and Other Information Relevant for Sponsored Programs



Resources for Researchers

These programs are designed to help researchers learn about the variety of resources available at UNH to support their research and scholarly activity.

Check the Research Office Workshop/Seminar Calendar regularly to see what programs will be offered.


New Faculty Programs

These program are designed to provide early career faculty with an introduction to UNH and the resources available to help them succeed in research and scholarly activity.

Check the Research Office Workshop/Seminar Calendar regularly to find details and registration information for the programs offered each month.


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