Gifts and Charitable Contributions

Research Administration (RA) and University Development (UD) have complementary roles in the submission of proposals and administration of charitable contributions, primarily from corporate and foundation sources.  Effective collaboration between these offices helps faculty to navigate our collective resources and enhances our ability to secure and steward private support.   Since the same funding can be treated as sponsored activity for management purposes, while also being classified as a charitable contribution for fundraising, care must be taken to comply with both Research and Development policies and procedures.

Refer to the RA-UD Collaborative Procedures document (effective April 1, 2019) for guidance on the proper characterization of funding, specific workflows for each categorization of funding for both pre-award and post-award, as well as other related resources.

The College of Medicine has an addendum to the RA-UD Collaborative Procedures document which can be viewed here. This addendum summarizes the process for handling gifts, charitable grants and unrestricted grants specifically at the College of Medicine.

Please return to this page often for updates as well as revisions to the procedures document.

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