Rice University Organization Policy No.
Routing of Research Contract and Grant Proposals and
Postdoctoral and Research Associate Appointments
The Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies must
approve all research proposals directed to external sponsors. This
includes the oversight of all terms relating to an award including
budget, F&A recovery, disposition of intellectual property and
Grant proposals for research support from external funds should
be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Research only after
approval at the departmental and divisional level.
Interdepartmental and interdivisional proposals require the
approval of each cognizant department and/or division.
Requests for cost sharing are usually made in response to a
specific cost-sharing requirement of the granting agency or other
external sponsor. All requests for cost sharing should be directed
to the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and should be
made well in advance of submitting the proposal to the Office of
Sponsored Research. The Vice Provost has authority to approve
requests for cost sharing.
Approval authority for the appointments of postdoctoral and
research associates resides with the Divisional Dean, and these
appointments do not require approval of the Vice Provost for
Research and Graduate Studies.
- Policy Number 104-98
- September 21, 1972
- Revised: November 3, 1998