Agency specific and federal-wide policy guidance links are provided below, including resources provided by collaborative initiatives like the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).

Sequestration

What is sequestration?

"Sequestration" or "the sequester" refers to automatic spending cuts of the federal budget enacted under the Budget Control Act of 2011 and went into effect in 2013.

Budget Control Act of 2011 PDF | OMB Memo: Ongoing Implementation ofthe Joint Committee Sequestration PDF

Speak out about sequestration

RPAC is seeking stories from UC investigators about how sequestration is affecting research.

2013 Federal Government Shutdown

Shutdown resources

Links to resources and updates about the 2013 government shutdown.

Office of Management and Budget/OMB Circulars

Office of Management and Budget Link

OMB

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the federal grant-making agencies, promulgate many of the federal-wide rules that govern research

OMB Office of Federal Financial Management Link

The Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) is responsible for the financial management policy of the Federal Government

Grants Management Link | Grants Management Circulars Link

OMB Circular A-21 PDF

May 10, 2004

Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

HTML Link | Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220 PDF

OMB Circular A-110 Link

November 19, 1993 (amended September 30, 1999)

Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations

Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215 PDF

OMB Circular A-133 PDF

June 27, 2003 and June 26, 2007

Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations

Federal Audit Clearinghouse Link

Federal Award Management and Rulemaking

Federal Regulatory Rulemaking Link

Rulemaking is the process of creating and enacting federal regulation, the actual enforceable laws authorized by Congressional legislation

Federal Register Link | Code of Federal Regulations Link

Track a Regulation Link

OMB Watch resource that describes the process of federal rulemaking

Federal Acquisition Regulation Link

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the principal set of rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulation System, a system that consists of sets of regulations issued by agencies of the federal government to govern the acquisition process

Quick reference of the FAR parts Link

Federal Agencies that Provide Grants Link

Listing and links to the 26 federal grant-making agencies

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health Link

NIH

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of extramural research funding at UC. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.

List of NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices Link

NIH Office of Extramural Research Link

OER

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) provides policy and guidance to the NIH Institutes and Centers that award grants

NIH Grants Policy Statement (October 1, 2013) Link | Grants Policy & Guidance Link

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools

RePORT

Search NIH’s repository of funded research projects

NIH Data Book Link | Funding Facts Link

National Science Foundation

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide Link

February 2014

The Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide is comprised of documents relating to NSF's proposal and award process

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide PDF | Previous Version (January 2013) Link

NSF Cost Sharing Policy PDF

August 3, 2009

The National Science Board's report on cost sharing recommended that the Director of NSF permit mandatory cost sharing in limited set of NSF programs and prohibit voluntary committed cost sharing in NSF proposals

Overarching Policies on Cost Sharing PDF | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) NSF's Revised Cost Sharing Policy PDF

Department of Energy Office of Science

Depdartment of Energy Office of Science Link

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science coordinates fundamental scientific research for energy on behalf of DOE and is the largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences

Office of Science, Office of Grants and Contracts Support Link | Grant Application Guide Link

Associations and Cooperative Initiatives

Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Link

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions, and research policy organizations that work to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research. The Research Grants Terms and Conditions is a product of cooperation among FDP membership.

Research Grants Terms and Conditions Link | Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Link

Council on Governmental Relations Link

COGR

The Council on Governmental Relations is an association of research universities involved in the development of all major financial and administrative aspects of federally-funded research

COGR Position Statements Link

RPAC Resources

Guidance to Clauses Link

Guidance on FAR, DFAR and NASA FAR clauses that are frequently proposed in research contracts to universities

Contacts

Andrew Boulter

Research Policy Manager

Phone: (510) 987-9840

Email

Lourdes DeMattos

Research Policy Manager

Phone: (510) 987-9850

Email

Michael Kusiak

Policy Resource Coordinator

Phone: (510) 987-0659

Email