Administration Policy (PDF) 
Explanation of a "sponsored project" and procedures in place to process external funding

Cost Share Guidance (PDF)
Addresses the University’s share of costs in conducting a grant or contract that is not supported by the sponsor

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

External Graduate Assistantships (PDF)
Policy regarding externally funded graduate assistantships at Ball State for both non-profit and for-profit entities.

External Proposal Submission Policy (PDF) 
Outlines procedures, incentives, and timeline for submitting a proposal to the Sponsored Projects Administration

Policy for Residual Funds on Sponsored Projects
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.

Indirect Cost Policy
Policy on indirect costs recovery and distribution for sponsored projects.

Indirect Cost Policy for Centers and Institutes (PDF) 
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 (PDF) 
Addresses the ownership, distribution, and commercial development of technology developed by Ball State University faculty, staff, and students

International Travel Policy
Any student or employee proposing to engage in university-authorized international travel must follow the appropriate approval, insurance, and travel requirements

Minimum Stipend Policy (PDF) 
Formula for calculating the minimum graduate assistantship stipend for Master's and Doctoral students at Ball State University 

Records Retention Policy
Addresses maintenance of necessary documents to ensure records that are no longer needed are destroyed

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

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
All Ball State University undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers involved in any way on a federal award will be required to complete RCR training

Research Misconduct Policy (PDF) 
Identifies steps to be taken when an allegation of research misconduct is directed against any member of the university community who is participating on a project sponsored by any agency observing DHHS procedures

Supplemental Compensation Policy for Faculty and Professional Personnel
Policy to provide uniform and consistent standards regarding supplemental compensation for Ball State University faculty and professional personnel; Right-Click here for SPA Application Form

Time Buyout Policy (PDF) 
Time buyout procedures for faculty members or for professional personnel

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