Managing Expenditures

All sponsored projects are considered to be restricted funds. Thus all charges to sponsored projects must be:

  • reasonable, allowable, and allocable to the project
  • in accordance with program plans and objectives
  • clearly required for the project
  • consistent with the budget established for the project (in total, by category, or by line item, depending on sponsor requirements)
  • incurred within the project time period
  • in accordance with sponsor regulations, university policy, and Office of Sponsored Programs procedures for implementing those regulations and policies

 Any deviations from the above require justification and/or additional sponsor approval. Sponsored program officers can provide information and advice on what may or may not be charged to a sponsored project and they can assist in seeking required approvals.