Research Administration Policies

Research Administration Policies

Below are a number of policies and procedures that provide guidance for UNC Charlotte faculty and staff as they develop research proposals, conduct research, and manage awards. This manual is a work-in-progress that will eventually cover proposals and awards from “cradle-to-grave” (i.e.,  from proposal preparation to award closeout). As the topics below are finished, the linked documents will explain these policies and procedures and provide information about whom to contact with questions about each area.

Table of Contents

10.0  Overview of Research Administration at UNC Charlotte
20.0  Proposal Development and Submission 
20.2 Deadline for Proposal Submissions to University Offices
30.0  Research Compliance
30.1 Government-Furnished Property
40.0  Award Acceptance and Set-up
50.0  Post-Award Administration
50.1  Allowable Costs
50.2  Travel Funded by Sponsored Awards
50.3  Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs (University Policy 601.16, Facilities and Administrative Costs)
50.4  Program Income
50.5  Tuition Remission for Graduate Students Supported by Sponsored Awards
50.6  Financial Award Management
50.7  Cost Transfer
50.8  Sub-Recipient Monitoring
50.9  No-Cost Extensions
60.0  Reporting
60.1  Effort Reporting
60.2  Financial Reporting
70.0  Award Closeout
70.1  Award Closeout
70.2  Residual Balances


If you have questions about any of the terms used on this page or in any policy statements, please refer to our glossary for definitions.


Office of Grants & Contracts Administration:

Valerie Crickard
Executive Director 

Nikki Simmons
Assistant Director, Contract Negotiations


Nikki Simmons
Assistant Director, Contract Negotiations

Cost Analysis:

Darlene "Darl" Booker
Cost Analysis and Cash Management

Office of Research Services & Outreach:

Ellen Zavala


If you do not find the contact that you need, call 704-687-1888 and we will connect you to the appropriate person.