Awards are legal instruments received at the university from various governments,
including federal, state, and local government entities, corporations, agencies, and
organizations. Awards are received in several forms.
List of Award Mechanisms:
- Grants – allows the awardee significant flexibility in carrying out the project, it incorporates the sponsor’s policies with little or no oversight from the sponsor. The intent of grants is for the public good/advancement of knowledge. All federal grants will have a catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) #. Federal grants are cost reimbursable, while non-federal grants are cost reimbursable, fixed priced, or milestones.
- Sub-grants – agreements under a prime grant award that is either incoming to UofM or outgoing
to another entity for the completion of a significant portion of the scope of work
to a subrecipient.
- Incoming – a grant award coming to the UofM from a pass-through entity (PTE) or prime grant award at another entity with funding and terms and conditions and the completion of a significant portion of the scope of work goes to the UofM.
- Outgoing – a grant award going from the UofM (PTE) to another entity that includes funds and terms and conditions, and the completion of a significant portion of the scope of work to the recipient.
- Contracts – agreements to support research or other activities in return for a set statement of work or deliverables. Terms and conditions usually require negotiation. Includes government, industry, state agencies, and intergovernmental agreements. Financial reporting can be cost reimbursable, fixed amount, and milestone based.
- Sub-contracts – a contract agreement under a prime contract award that is either incoming to UofM
or outgoing to another entity for support of research or other activities in return
for a set statement of work or deliverables.
- Incoming – a contract agreement coming to the UofM for support for research and other activities under a prime contract agreement, which passes a negotiated portion of the funding and the work or deliverables to the UofM.
- Outgoing – a contract agreement going from the UofM to support another entity for research and other activities under UofM’s prime contract agreement, which passes a negotiated portion of the funding and the work or deliverables to the recipient.
- Cooperative Agreements – awards in which the funding agency remains involved in the research or project during
its performance by the receiving agency. Terms and conditions are generally acceptable
to the University and require minimal negotiation. Financial reporting is normally
cost reimbursable or milestone based.
- Clinical Trials – a legally binding agreement that manages the relationship between the UofM and the
sponsor that may be providing the study drug, device, or vaccine for the purpose of
research. Clinical trials follow strict scientific standards, which protect patients
and help produce reliable study results. Financial reporting is fixed costs associated
with each patient.
- Non-Monetary – Agreements related to research and sponsored projects with no monetary amount being
issued to the university. These include Material Transfer Agreements (MTA’s), Master
Agreements, MOU’s, NDA/CDA’s (non-disclosure/confidentiality), etc.
- Dual Service – When a UofM employee is to provide services to a Tennessee State Agency or State Institution.