Syracuse University is committed to the proper financial and programmatic administration of all sponsored projects awarded to the University. To ensure good stewardship of sponsored project funds and that performance goals are achieved, the University administers awards in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and the provisions contained within awarded grants or contracts, in addition to compliance with University Policy. Please refer to the Order of Precedence Pyramid, for a visual representation of how these sets of guidelines fit into the regulatory ecosystem.
When the University receives funding from federal sponsors, the funds are predisposed to grants policy statements that are issued by the sponsoring agency. The grants policy statements are utilized by the federal agencies to communicate their agency-specific requirements and guidelines to the grantee community. These grants policy statements will differ from one federal agency to another, so referencing the applicable guidance for each sponsor is of critical importance.
In the absence of clear grants policy guidance from the sponsoring agency, the University will refer to the OMB Uniform Guidance for the overarching guiding principles.
The links below provide access to current grants policy information for the University’s leading federal sponsors (e.g. NSF and NIH), as well as, historical guidance materials.