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OSP Policies & Regulations

Below are a list of regularly-referenced policies and regulations for Salisbury University's Office of Sponsored Programs. For more detailed information regarding any of these policies, please contact Teri Herberger, Director of Sponsored Programs, at 410-543-6066 or

F & A Rate

Salisbury University has a federally-negotiated rate of 35.9% for Facilities and Administration Costs (also called Indirect Costs). The rate can be viewed here.

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Effort Reporting

Effort Reporting certifies the percentage of time an employee spends on their various activities, including research, teaching, and administrative Duties. This is used to verify that those being paid for work on a grant have dedicated proper time to grant activities.

For grants awarded prior to 12/26/14, use: Policy for Effort Reporting under A-21

For grants awarded after 12/26/14, use: Policy for Effort Reporting under Uniform Guidance

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Charging and Certifying PI Time

When budgeting PI time on a grant, including both summer stipends and course releases, use this policy to calculate amounts.

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Grant-Funded Procurement

7/1/2017: Beginning of FY 18, new procurement regulations become effective. Salisbury University will continue to follow the procurement requirement of OMB Circular A-110 and will utilize the two-year grace period allowed in the Uniform Guidance.

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Record Retention Policy

The Office of Sponsored Programs Record Retention Policy can be found here.

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Fly America Act (International Travel)

The Fly America Act requires that a person traveling on federal funds use a US flag carrier airline, regardless of cost or convenience. If your grant is funded in any part with federal funds (including federal funds that flow through state and other non-federal sources), coordinate with the Office of Sponsored Programs before booking an international flight. UMD provides this checklist with detailed information on acceptable carriers, and when exceptions may be allowed.

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Export Control (International Travel)

Export control policies govern how any research is handled during international travel. Detailed policies will be posted soon. If you are planning international travel on grant funds, please contact OSP to discuss export control.

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