Guidance-Office of Sponsored Programs - Carnegie Mellon University


  • Costs of Research Overview [.pdf] - There are two types of costs related to the conduct of sponsored research.  This document provides an overview of these costs.
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plans [.doc]- In accordance with federal regulations Carnegie Mellon must, in the determination of the Contracting Officer, provide the maximum practicable opportunity for Small Businesses (“SB”), Small Disadvantaged  Businesses including Alaska Native Corporations (ANC) and Indian Tribes regardless of size or SBA certification status (“SDB”), Women‐Owned Small Businesses (“WOSB”), Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (“HBCU/MI”), certain small business concerns located in “historically underutilized business zones” (“HUBZone”), Veteran‐Owned Small Business (“VOSB”) and Service‐ Disabled Veteran‐Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”) to participate in the performance of the contract. 

  • Fundamental Research [.doc] - Fundamental research is a central component of the sponsored projects enterprise at CMU. As such, it is vitally important that individual fundamental research projects are clearly delineated by appropriate language in proposals going to outside agencies. 

  • Gift or Sponsored Research [.doc] - Funding coming into CMU may be labeled in a variety of ways and may not reflect how the University will be required to manage the funding.

  • Pre-Award Guidance - Preparing Successful Proposals [.doc] - This document is designed to provide you with practical guidance for developing complete and competitive proposals, very critical in the present funding environment.