The following guide is intended to help you understand how external funding is routed and processed at Dartmouth College. External funds received by the College are handled by two areas - the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Office of Sponsored Projects, sometimes separately and sometimes in coordination with each other.
Sponsored project: An arrangement under which there is a transfer of funds, property, services or anything of value from the sponsor to the institution to assist the institution in reaching a particular institutional goal or public purpose. These include federal and some non-federal awards. Sponsored projects are administered by the Office of Sponsored Projects.
Gift: Funds or goods that are given voluntarily to the College with no reciprocal obligations. Funds should generally be classified as gifts when the intention is to make a charitable contribution and funds are awarded irrevocably. Gifts may be accompanied by an agreement that restricts the use of the funds to a particular purpose. Gifts are administered by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
|Final classification of external support is based on review of official award documentation.|
The term "grant" or "gift" in a sponsor document does not necessarily determine the classification of an award as a sponsored project or gift. The final determination will be made by representatives of either the Office of Sponsored Projects or the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Questions may be addressed to the contacts listed at the bottom of this document.
A sponsored project is a grant that involves an exchange of tangible or intangible property of value to the sponsor. An agreement/contract may include any of the following terms:
A gift is a grant that usually will not involve an exchange of tangible or intangible property or licensing of intellectual property. The funder receives no value or benefit from the gift and imposes few requirements, if any.
If you have any questions, please contact either of the following:
|Rev. 4 Dec 2012||Office of Sponsored Projects and Corporate and Foundation Relations|
Last Updated: 1/31/13