Gift Versus Grant
It may be difficult to determine if the proposed sponsor will provide award funding as a gift to the researcher or as a sponsored project or program grant to the University. A simple rule of thumb at the proposal stage is to determine whether the sponsor will require any financial or technical reporting, the project will include specific deliverables, or the subsequent award will contain terms and conditions. If so, the proposal will more than likely result in a sponsored project or program grant.
For further guidance on this topic, please contact your ORPA Administrator.