Award Management: Sponsored vs. Non-Sponsored Projects

Brief comparison of sponsored and non-sponsored projects.

Sponsored projects are coded 144- for federally sponsored projects, and 133- for non-federally sponsored projects.
  • They have an external sponsor who has interest in the use of the money.  
  • Usually there is an agreement, a budget, and a set of expectations for reporting.
  • Typically there is a begin and end date.  
  • In most cases, unused funds must be returned to the sponsor at the end of the project.
  • Usually a proposal was sent out to request the sponsored funds.
  • Effort reporting is required for all sponsored funds paying salary.
  • All sponsored awards have an RSP post-award accountant assigned to them.
  • Usually has overhead or F&A charged on the project.
  • Expenses posted to the project must be relevant to the grant, you should be able to easily answer the question "How does the project benefit?" from the expense.
Non-sponsored projects have funding codes other than 144- and 133-
  • They don’t have a sponsor.
  • Mostly these funds are internal.
  • Some non-sponsored projects are the result of successful internal proposals (e.g. Fall Competition awards).
  • Non-sponsored funding is typically more flexible than sponsored funds, though there are often rules and restrictions.
  • RSP is not involved in managing non-sponsored projects.
  • No overhead or F&A is charged on non-sponsored projects.

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Keywords:144-, 133-, 161-, 233-, 135-, 150-, 101-   Doc ID:58527
Owner:Benjamin B.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2015-11-25 15:38 CDTUpdated:2015-11-25 16:04 CDT
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