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Administration of Awards

Recipients of research board awards are expected to manage the funds awarded to them. The amount and type of support awarded by the board is outlined in the award notice. Projects should begin within six months of the award notice. PS Chartfields are requested by the appropriate campus representative with the primary applicant as the responsible person. Research Board funds may not be used for any other purpose, and no expenditure should be incurred before the start date. All awarded funds should be spent prior to the project end date. Unspent balances in research board awards will be returned to the board 60 days after the project end date.

Budget Revisions

Rebudgeting of funds into summer salary or teaching replacements funds is not permitted. Most modifications in the use of funds (e.g.,  purchasing supplies, using equipment funds or substituting equipment items) within the guidelines in this document are permitted without prior approval. However, budget modifications which exceeds the amount approved by more than $1,000 requires prior approval from the designated campus official.

Grant extensions

The designated campus official may authorize a no-cost extension of the grant period for up to one year beyond the original termination date, provided the awardee submits a written justification for such an extension at least 30 days before the termination date. Only in extenuating circumstances will the board consider an additional time extension beyond the one year.

Reports and Acknowledgments

The financial report is submitted by the campus representative office within 60 days of the project’s termination. At that time, any unspent funds will be returned to the research board.

A Research Board Award Report (technical report) is also required after one year following your project’s end date. To complete your award report you will need to access the Research Board Grant Application System at https://umresearchboard.missouri.edu/Login.aspx.  Once you have logged in, click on award report on the left side and follow the instructions. If you have any questions or problems, please contact your campus research office. Primary applicants agree  by accepting the award to submit the required award report.  The purpose of the report is to evaluate the research board’s program.  It will be used to track publications, other relevant works, and external funding from awards.

Research board support shall be acknowledged in all publications,  exhibits and performances that result from research board support.

Reviewed November 22, 2013.