Cleveland State University's Division of University Advancement and Office of Sponsored Programs and Research have signed a joint operating procedure agreement to facilitate investigator-initiated proposals to private funding sources.
The document formally outlines the distinctions between gifts, donations and awards, and defines the appropriate offices at the University for solicitation and administration of these funds. Additionally, both offices will meet quarterly to review policy and procedures.
The Division of University Advancement is responsible for soliciting the private sector for gifts in support of the University. The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) promotes University participation in seeking grants and contracts to support and develop programs, research and scholarly activities.
"This joint agreement clarifies the roles of Advancement and OSPR and enables both offices to work together to secure private support for the University," said Berinthia R. LeVine, vice president for University Advancement.
"This procedure will assist and encourage faculty and staff, as individuals or teams, to secure donors and sponsors for projects and initiatives and will clarify which office has oversight of funds," added Jerzy T. Sawicki, vice president for research.
Read the joint procedure document here.