TUC Sponsored Programs

New Large Grants Policy

November 7, 2011

The following message is provided by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP): The Large Grants Policy is being revised for awards funded as of January 1, 2012. The Large Grants Policy was established through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects as a means to return a portion of recovered indirect costs (aka F&A or Facilities and Administration costs) generated by externally funded grants and contracts to the principal investigators/project directors of those projects. The policy returns F&A in the form of release time to allow faculty "…to compete effectively for grant or contract support with peers at 'research institutions' who enjoy teaching loads considerably less than the standard CSU twelve unit teaching load." The new Large Grants Policy can be downloaded at http://www.csun.edu/research/research/Documents/LargeGrantPolicy1_1_12.pdf