Administration Policy - on PolicyTech
Definition of a "sponsored project", procedures to process external funding, and explanations of sponsors and activity types.

Ball State University Policy on Centers and Institutes - on PolicyTech
Defines centers and institutes at BSU and outlines procedures to establish both.

Contingency Funds (CFC) Policy - on PolicyTech
Establishing a CFC enables work on an award to begin without delays due to negotiations and reduces need for future cost transfers.

Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects Guidance - on PolicyTech
Addresses the University’s share of costs in conducting a grant or contract that is not supported by the sponsor.

Cost Transfers on Sponsored Projects Policy - on PolicyTech
Policy on moving expenses from a sponsored project to a department and vice versa.

Definitions of Personnel on Sponsored Projects - on PolicyTech
This document is intended to clarify the roles of the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator(s) (co-PI), and Key Personnel.

External Proposal Submission Policy - on PolicyTech
Outlines required procedures and timelines for developing a proposal with SPA in preparation to submit to an external sponsor. 

Indirect Cost Recovery and Distribution Policy - on PolicyTech
Policy on indirect costs recovery and distribution for sponsored projects.

Indirect Cost Recovery and Distribution on Service Contracts Policy - on PolicyTech
Overhead recovery and distributions related to service contracts that deliver to an external contractor for a pre-negotiated price or are of a routine nature that require specialized expertise to conduct the work.

Intellectual Property Policy - on PolicyTech
Addresses the ownership, distribution, and commercial development of technology developed by Ball State University faculty, staff, and students.

Policy for Residual Funds on Sponsored Projects - on PolicyTech
In some cases, the project might have residual funds remaining after all project deliverables have been met. This policy addresses how BSU treats those remaining funds.

Sponsored Projects Records Retention Policy - on PolicyTech
Addresses maintenance of necessary documents to ensure records that are no longer needed are removed and/or destroyed.

Research Incentive Account (RIA) Use Policy - on PolicyTech
This policy outlines appropriate use of the research incentive accounts and their funds.

Supplemental Compensation Earned on Sponsored Projects Policy - on PolicyTech
Policy to provide uniform and consistent standards regarding supplemental compensation for Ball State University faculty and professional personnel.

Time Buyout Policy - on PolicyTech
Time buyout procedures for faculty members or for professional personnel.

Additional policies that may have impact on externally funded projects but are not under the oversight of SPA, such as human subjects and University travel – domestic or international, may be found in PolicyTech or on the appropriate University office websites.