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Policies and Guidelines

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research supports the research and scholarship activities of Longwood faculty and staff by facilitating compliance with the numerous policies and procedures required for the proper stewardship of sponsored programs including

  • governmental laws and mandated regulations
  • sponsor guidelines and policies
  • University guidelines and policies.

External funding is an integral part of the academic environment. Longwood encourages faculty and staff members to seek external support for research and scholarship that will contribute to the generation of new knowledge. The ultimate responsibility for managing these projects belongs to the project director, assisted by the OSPR and your departmental chair and staff.

All applications, proposals, and contracts for research, training, and other sponsored activities, are made in the name of Longwood University. The Board of Visitors has empowered a select number of officials to request and accept grants, contracts, and other related agreements on behalf of the University. Thus, only those officials designated by the Board of Visitors of Longwood University may bind the University. This policy is facilitated through the proposal certification and routing process.

The external funding process at the University is dictated by federal regulations established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other regulations, guidelines and instructions in the notice of grant award or award letter when receiving federal or state funds. In the use of non-federal funds, the University must comply with the award agreement and University policy.


Federal Regulations

"Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" (2 CFR 200)