The following Research Administration policies have been promulgated by the appropriate officers of the University within their delegated responsibilities from the Board of Trustees. The Research Administration section of the Policy Manual presents Penn State policies governing the administration of sponsored projects and the conduct of research. A "sponsored project" is a specific research, instruction, training, or service activity established by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, with funds provided, at least in part, by external sponsors.
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Research Administration Policies
Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs
Development of Proposal Budget
Costing Principles for Sponsored Awards
- Federal Policy
- Allowable, Allocable and Reasonable
- Direct Vs. Indirect (F&A) Costs
- Further Information
- Cross References
All funds must be spent in accordance with Penn State policy, applicable state and federal law, and sponsor terms and conditions. Only allowable, allocable, and reasonable costs may be charged directly to sponsored agreements.
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Collaboration
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Collaboration
Stewardship of Sponsored Programs
To establish appropriate policies for the stewardship of sponsored projects, and to identify the roles and responsibilities of all individuals participating in sponsored program administration.