Sponsored Programs Accounting

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(Policies & Procedures)

Compliance & Regulations



Staff in Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) are responsible for the fiscal administration of externally funded projects including grants, contracts, and special projects. One of our primary responsibilities is to assist principal investigators and administrative staff in navigating through the fiscal and regulatory requirements related to sponsored projects. Our objective is to develop and maintain an infrastructure that supports the University's strategic goal to grow scholarship activity through increased sponsored research. 

Staff in SPA work closely with Sponsored Research Services Office (SRS) and Principal Investigators to ensure compliance with RIT, federal, and state guidelines regarding grant and contract administration. For more info about grants and contracts (pre- and post-award), visit SRS Pre-Award/Post-Award Non-Financial.

About Us

Department Assignments


Frequently Used Object Codes


SPA-tacular News

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Resources (Policies & Procedures)

Direct/Indirect Costs

Cost Transfers

Determining Costs Allowability

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs

Graduate Research Assistants

Journal Entries on Sponsored Projects

Participant Support


Project Initiation Meeting (PIM)

PIM Handout

Procurement on Sponsored Projects

Uniform Guidance Updates

Procurement Policy

Procurement Decision Tree

Fixed Asset Listing

P2P Memo - Increase in Competitive Bid Threshold

P2P Memo - Revisions to Competitive Procurement Policy



Calculating Effort

Summer Salary

Pre/Post Payment - FAQ

Fixed Price Agreements

Closeout of Fixed Price Contracts



SPARC Training Program


SPA Annual Update 3.8.23 - Zoom recording

SPA Annual Update 3.8.23 - PowerPoint Slides


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Compliance & Regulations


Federal Guidance

Uniform Guidance 

     Retention Policy    

Agency Specific

National Science Foundation (NSF)

     Initiative to Identify High Risk Awardees

     Salary Policy for Senior Project Personnel

     2/9ths Salary Rules FAQs

National Institute of Health (NIH)


Office of Naval Research (ONR)

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Cost Transfer Coversheet

Tuition Remission

Additional Payments Charged to Sponsored Projects

Monthly Grant Certification

Fixed Price Agreement Closeout Form

Participant Agreement and Payment Request

Summer Salary

Fly America Act Waiver

Fly America Act Waiver Checklist


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