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General Information

  • Overview of ORSP Services / Definitions
  • Role of University Offices in Sponsored Projects
  • ORSP and Grant-related Procedures
  • Tax Exempt Status / SFA Foundation / Gifts vs. Grants
  • Description and Purpose of Grant Forms

Prepare a Grant Application

  • Standard Proposal Information (Contacts, Addresses, EIN, DUNS, etc.)
  • Proposal Processing and Submission Procedures
  • Contracts to SFA: Development, review and approval
  • Tips for Project Planning and Proposal Writing
  • Special Proposal Requirements (NSF, NIH, etc.)
  • Develop a Budget
  • Fringe Benefit Calculations
  • Facilities and Administrative (F&A) / Indirect Cost (IDC) Calculations

Manage an Award

  • Award Processes - Set up an award
  • Budget Management and Amendments
  • Subawards, Participant and Vendor Contracts
  • Cost Sharing
  • Other Award Management Topics
  • Project Close-out and Reports

Policies and Compliance

  • Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator (PI) or Project Director (PD)
  • Ethics in Research, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  • Disclosing and Managing Financial Conflicts of Interest
  • Export Control
  • Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, Biosafety / Environmental Safety
  • CITI Research Training Modules
  • SFA Policies Governing External and Internal Funding
  • Federal and State Regulations



Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Fax: 936.468.7369

Graduate Studies:
Grants and Sponsored Programs:
Research Advisory Council:

Physical Address:
404 Aikman Drive
Dugas Liberal Arts North
Nacogdoches, Texas

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13024, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962