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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



Grants and Sponsored Programs


Physical Address

404 Aikman Drive
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 419
Nacogdoches, Texas

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 13024, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962