Rules and regulations pertaining to sponsored projects are similar in some instances, but may vary widely in other instances, depending on multiple factors. To ensure compliance with all the requirements related to your award, it is essential that you understand where to seek out the necessary guidance to navigate the various layers of policies, procedures and laws. All work regardless of sponsor or program must function within the framework of University Policy and Procedures as well as Public Law. Beyond that, guidance can be found in each of the items listed in the Order of Precedence Pyramid below. All awards are different, so the specific award terms and conditions for each project take precedence over other referenced guidelines.