Office of
Sponsored Programs

Guidelines

Gifts To Support Research

The Institute is pleased to accept unrestricted gifts of funds to support the general research of a Principal Investigator. When unrestricted funds are provided by a donor to the University without any terms, conditions or other obligations, the funds are not subject to facilities and administrative (F&A) charges. The original gift award letter from the donor and the accompanying check should be forwarded to the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) upon receipt for processing. After review and approval by the Executive Director of OSR, an appropriate “no overhead" account will be established that can receive the funds.  All funds from various sources may be placed into one account.  This account would become a “VARIOUS DONORS” account.  Researchers are encouraged to request one various donors account for all unrestricted gifts.