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Policies and Procedures 

Policies are currently under review. If you have questions or need to view a policy, please contact [email protected]


  1. Financial Management of Sponsored Awards
  2. Cash Management & Federal Drawdown on Sponsored Awards
  3. Budget Authority & Responsibilities on Sponsored Program Awards
  4. Travel on Sponsored Program Awards
  5. Cost Sharing/Matching
  6. Time Release/Course Buyout
  7. Cost Transfer
  8. Allowability of Costs on Sponsored Awards
  9. Direct/Indirect Costs on Sponsored Awards
  10. Equipment Management on Sponsored Awards
  11. Compensation from Sponsored Awards & Effort Reporting
  12. Program Income Associated with Sponsored Awards
  13. Participant Support Costs
  14. Sponsored Award Financial Reporting & Closeout
  15. Purchasing on Sponsored Awards - Policy Addendum
  16. Stipends to Sponsored Programs Guidance
  17. Financial Accounting & HR Classification of Students Supported by Sponsored Programs - Guidance & Policy


  1. Signature Authority & Legal Applicant on Sponsored Programs
  2. PI/PD Eligibility & Responsibilities
  3. Priority of Service for Veteran Participants
  4. Employee Whistleblower Protection
  5. Federal Suspension & Debarment
  6. Subrecipient Management/Monitoring
  7. Sponsored Programs Records Management & Retention
  8. PI/Sponsored Program Transfer
  9. Proposal Submission/Internal Review Process
  10. Sponsored Program Set-Up Procedures
  11. Intellectual Property Created Under Sponsored Programs
  12. Gift vs. Sponsored Program
  13. Limited Submission Procedures
  14. Internal Controls Guidance


  1. Conflict of Interest/Financial Conflict of Interest
  2. Research Misconduct
  3. Responsible Conduct of Research
  4. Post-Doctoral Associates & Sponsored Programs
  5. Section 889 Compliance
  6. Export Controls & Foreign Influence in Research
  7. Bayh Dole Invention Obligations for Federally-Funded Sponsored Awards
  8. Data Management, Privacy, & Security (Including European Union General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] Compliance)


Institutional Resources

Board of Trustees

  • Trustees Policy Manual

Human Resources 

  • Professional Personnel Employee Handbook
  • Drug Free Work Place

Purchasing Department

  • Procurement
  • Travel
  • OneCard

Office of Sponsored Programs

Colorado Mesa University

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

Office: 970.248.1424

Email: [email protected]