What is a Sponsored Project?

Sponsored Projects are externally-funded activities in which a formal written agreement, i.e., a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, is entered into by Stanford University and by the sponsor.  A sponsored project includes a specified statement of work, detailed budget, and sponsor terms and conditions that define requirements for financial accounting, technical and financial reporting, and disposition of data rights, publications and intellectual property.

What support does the Research Management Group provide?

Research Process Manager(s) are assigned to each department/division in the School of Medicine (see Department Assignments to identify your RPM) to provide the following support:

Proposal Development and Submission

Your RPM will provide guidance on proposal development; work with the PI to develop/prepare proposal budgets in accordance with sponsor requirements and University policies; identify/manage special considerations and approvals; review entire proposal, countersign, and submit the proposal as the Institutional Official.

We ask that you notify your RPM as early as possible (recommend 30-days minimum) with your intent to submit a proposal.  The process for working with your RPM begins with the PI completing the Proposal Intake Form.

University policy establishes an internal deadline for proposal submissions. See the Research Policy Handbook 14.1

Postaward Oversight

Your RPM will negotiate and accept grant awards on behalf of the University; provide expertise in federal regulations, University policy, and sponsor requirements to guide PIs and Department Administration on management of awards.  Your RPM will coordinate award negotiation and acceptance of subcontract and contract awards with the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) or the Industrial Contracts Office (ICO).


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