Chapter 9-500: Distinguishing Between Gifts and Sponsored Awards

9-510 Presidential Policy: Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards

The Presidential Policy on Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards (PDF) describes the distinctions between and appropriate classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards to ensure that external support directed to UC receives the proper acknowledgement, stewardship, accounting, compliance review, administrative oversight, and monitoring. The policy provides weighted classification criteria (Determinative and General Indicators), FAQs, and a checklist to help campuses more easily determine proper classification of research awards as either Gifts or Sponsored Awards. UC locations must exercise judgment in making classification determinations in accordance with this policy and consider all associated information. All project performance and administration must be in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and UC policies and procedures.