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Tax ID: 39-1805963
DUNS: 071149041
Cage/NCAGE code: 0M5A5
Cong. District: WI-006
Cognizant Federal Agency:
Dept. of Health and Human Services
F&A Rates: 38.5% on campus; 13% off campus

Contact Us

Phone: (920) 424-3215
Email: osp@uwosh.edu
Office Location: Dempsey 214

Mailing Address
800 Algoma Blvd.,
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627

Grants

The Office of Sponsored Programs is a service-oriented team that is available to assist UW Oshkosh, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Fond du Lac faculty and staff with all of their grant-related needs.  Our staff include Pre-Award and Post-Award specialists who  work with you to ensure a smooth grant life cycle, from identifying a funding source all the way through proposal development and submission, award management, and finally, closeout.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for administering all grant activity on the UW Oshkosh campus and it’s two sister campuses.  Our grant staff follow the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” under 2 C.F.R. 200, also known as the Uniform Guidance.  In addition, our staff follow any sponsor-driven guidelines and applicable University policies and procedures to ensure you the most success in your funding pursuits.

The table below provides a complete categorization of grants and how they differ when compared to other funding mechanisms, such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and gifts.  By definition, a grant is a “Legal instrument of financial assistance between an awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-Federal entity.  It includes transfer of anything with value from the awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose.”  A grant award will contain terms on the use of funds, will state the programmatic objectives to be achieved, and defines responsible individuals and a specific period of performance.  The following items are generally considered characteristics of a grant:

  1. Award terms and conditions exist. For example, budgetary restrictions. Programmatic objectives are associated with the award and must be achieved by specific individuals and within a specific period of performance.
  2. Grant is a result of submitting an outcome-driven proposal.
  3. Progress and/or financial reports are generally a requirement of the award.
  4. May address intellectual property ownership and rights in data issues.
  5. Terms and conditions contain language regarding the right to revoke an award or withhold funding dependent on progress.
  6. Sponsor pre-approval is required for significant programmatic and/or fiscal deviations.
  7. Future commitment of resources to provide continued support of the project may be required from the recipient.

Please contact OSP for assistance at OSP@uwosh.edu in making a formal determination of whether you have a grant or another funding mechanism you wish to pursue.

Funding Mechanism Comparison

Definition: Legal instrument of financial assistance between an awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-Federal entity. Transfer anything of value from the awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose . Award will contain terms on the use of funds, will state the programmatic objectives to be achieved and defines responsible individuals and a period of performance

Purpose: Semi-directed with broad, programmatic objectives. Submit a proposal driven by outcomes

Funding Source: All

Terms: Revocable funds; Intellectual property rights; Generally return unspent funds to sponsor; Payments are dependent on progress; Specific period of performance; Sponsor pre-approval of changes/deviations may be required.

Reporting/ Deliverables: Required;Regular and final financial and progress reports required

Managing Office (UWO):  Sponsored Programs (920)-424-3215

Definition:Extramural support that meets the following five criteria: 1). provides support for broadly-defined activities, 2). no detailed technical or fiscal reports, 3). recipient retains all intellectual property rights, copyrights and patents, 4). no restrictive provisions, and 5). gift is irrevocable by the donor

Purpose: Charitable donation; no associated intent or benefit to donor

Funding Source: Individual; Private; Non-governmental

Terms: General or non-restrictive; Irrevocable

Reporting/ Deliverables: Minimal or no reporting; Stewardship vs. contractual obligation

Managing office (UWO): Financial Services (920)-424-2240

Definition: Funding mechanism that involves the procurement of goods and services by one party or parties and the rendering of services by the other party/parties. Includes specific deliverables and milestones to be met and dictates how the contracting parties will interact with each other. It is considered a sponsored contract if the document includes specific terms and conditions that govern the performance of the project. May also be called "agreement". "sub-award", etc. Sponsored contracts are subject to indirect costs.

Purpose: Specific purpose, service or objective. Result of submitting a proposal driven by outcomes

Funding Source: All

Terms: Restrictive, revocable; Intellectual Property rights; Data or publication restrictions; Payments may be dependent on progress; Specific period of performance; Sponsor approval required for changes to scope/deviations

Reporting/ Deliverables: Required; Regular and final financial and progress reports

Managing office (UWO): Sponsored Programs (920)-424-3215

Definition:Legal instrument of finacial assistance between an awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-federal entity. Transfer anything of value from the awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-federal entity. Distinguished from a grant in that it provides for substantial involvement between the awarding agency or pass-through entity and the non-federal entity in carrying out the funded activities.

Purpose: Significantly directed by the awarding agency/sponsor; Programmatic objectives; Result of submitting a proposal driven by outcomes

Funding Source: Federal awarding agency

Terms: Restrictive funds; Intellectual property rights; Payments are dependent on progress; Specific period of performance; Sponsor pre-approval of changes/deviations may be required; Significant sponsor involvement

Reporting/ Deliverables: Required; Regular and final financial and progress reports may be required

Managing office (UWO): Sponsored Programs (920)-424-3215

Definition: Agreement to perform work that: Is routine or repetitive with minimal inventive effort, supports work that is in line with the Institution's mission and not primarily for commercial benefit of the purchaser, may be available to multiple customers, and includes consideration of indirect costs in the stated fee. Separate services are not bundled together but are instead paid for individually

Purpose: Specific service is purchased

Funding Source: All

Terms: Restrictive; Payment for a specific service

Reporting/ Deliverables: May be required

Managing office (UWO): Procurement Office (920)-424-3990

Grants

The Office of Sponsored Programs is a service-oriented team that is available to assist UW Oshkosh, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Fond du Lac faculty and staff with all of their grant-related needs.  Our staff include Pre-Award and Post-Award specialists who work with you to ensure a smooth grant life cycle, from identifying a funding source all the way through proposal development and submission, award management, and finally, closeout.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for administering all grant activity on the UW Oshkosh campus and it’s two sister campuses.  Our grant staff follow the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” under 2 C.F.R. 200, also knows as the Uniform Guidance.  In addition, our staff follow any sponsor-driven guidelines and applicable University policies and procedures to ensure you the most success in your funding pursuits.

The table below provides a complete categorization of grants and how they differ when compared to other funding mechanisms such as contracts and gifts.  By definition, a grant is a “Legal instrument of financial assistance between an awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-Federal entity.  It includes transfer of anything with value from the awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose.”  A grant award will contain terms on the use of funds, will state the programmatic objectives to be achieved, and defines responsible individuals and a specific period of performance.  The following items are generally considered characteristics of a grant:

  1. Award terms and conditions exist. For example, budgetary restrictions. Programmatic objectives are associated with the award and must be achieved by specific individuals and within a specific period of performance.
  2. Grant is a result of submitting an outcome-driven proposal.
  3. Progress and/or financial reports are generally a requirement of the award.
  4. May address intellectual property ownership and rights in data issues.
  5. Terms and conditions contain language regarding the right to revoke an award or withhold funding dependent on progress.
  6. Sponsor pre-approval is required for significant programmatic and/or fiscal deviations.
  7. Future commitment of resources to provide continued support of the project may be required from the recipient.

Please contact OSP at OSP@uwosh.edu for assistance in making a formal determination of whether you have a grant or another funding mechanism.

Funding Mechanism Comparison

Definition: Legal instrument of financial assistance between an awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-Federal entity. Transfer anything of value from the awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose . Award will contain terms on the use of funds, will state the programmatic objectives to be achieved and defines responsible individuals and a period of performance

Purpose: Semi-directed with broad, programmatic objectives. Submit a proposal driven by outcomes

Funding Source: All

Terms: Revocable funds; Intellectual property rights; Generally return unspent funds to sponsor; Payments are dependent on progress; Specific period of performance; Sponsor pre-approval of changes/deviations may be required.

Reporting/ Deliverables: Required;Regular and final financial and progress reports required

Managing Office (UWO):  Sponsored Programs (920)-424-3215

Definition:Extramural support that meets the following five criteria: 1). provides support for broadly-defined activities, 2). no detailed technical or fiscal reports, 3). recipient retains all intellectual property rights, copyrights and patents, 4). no restrictive provisions, and 5). gift is irrevocable by the donor

Purpose: Charitable donation; no associated intent or benefit to donor

Funding Source: Individual; Private; Non-governmental

Terms: General or non-restrictive; Irrevocable

Reporting/ Deliverables: Minimal or no reporting; Stewardship vs. contractual obligation

Managing office (UWO): Financial Services (920)-424-2240

Definition: Funding mechanism that involves the procurement of goods and services by one party or parties and the rendering of services by the other party/parties. Includes specific deliverables and milestones to be met and dictates how the contracting parties will interact with each other. It is considered a sponsored contract if the document includes specific terms and conditions that govern the performance of the project. May also be called "agreement". "sub-award", etc. Sponsored contracts are subject to indirect costs.

Purpose: Specific purpose, service or objective. Result of submitting a proposal driven by outcomes

Funding Source: All

Terms: Restrictive, revocable; Intellectual Property rights; Data or publication restrictions; Payments may be dependent on progress; Specific period of performance; Sponsor approval required for changes to scope/deviations

Reporting/ Deliverables: Required; Regular and final financial and progress reports

Managing office (UWO): Sponsored Programs (920)-424-3215

Definition:Legal instrument of finacial assistance between an awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-federal entity. Transfer anything of value from the awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-federal entity. Distinguished from a grant in that it provides for substantial involvement between the awarding agency or pass-through entity and the non-federal entity in carrying out the funded activities.

Purpose: Significantly directed by the awarding agency/sponsor; Programmatic objectives; Result of submitting a proposal driven by outcomes

Funding Source: Federal awarding agency

Terms: Restrictive funds; Intellectual property rights; Payments are dependent on progress; Specific period of performance; Sponsor pre-approval of changes/deviations may be required; Significant sponsor involvement

Reporting/ Deliverables: Required; Regular and final financial and progress reports may be required

Managing office (UWO): Sponsored Programs (920)-424-3215

Definition: Agreement to perform work that: Is routine or repetitive with minimal inventive effort, supports work that is in line with the Institution's mission and not primarily for commercial benefit of the purchaser, may be available to multiple customers, and includes consideration of indirect costs in the stated fee. Separate services are not bundled together but are instead paid for individually

Purpose: Specific service is purchased

Funding Source: All

Terms: Restrictive; Payment for a specific service

Reporting/ Deliverables: May be required

Managing office (UWO): Procurement Office (920)-424-3990

Quick Submission Information 

Tax ID: 39-1805963
DUNS: 071149041
Cage/NCAGE code: 0M5A5
Cong. District: WI-006
Cognizant Federal Agency:
Dept. of Health and Human Services
F&A Rates: 38.5% on campus; 13% off campus

Contact Us

Phone: (920) 424-3215
Email: osp@uwosh.edu
Office Location: Dempsey 214

Mailing Address
800 Algoma Blvd.,
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627