Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

MSC09 5220
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
1650 University Blvd NE
Second Floor, Suite 2200

Phone: (505) 272-9383
Fax: (505) 272-0159

Policies & Guidance

Here are some of the most commonly requested Policy and Guidance documents. More can be found under the “Forms and Documents” on the horizontal navigation above.

Average Compensation Increase

Used as average increases for budgeting on Contract & Grant budgets.

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Calculation of HSC Fringe Benefits

Methods for calculation of fringe benefits on Contracts & Grants and for use in budget justifications.

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IHS & VA Contracts: Must Have F&A

Guidance on F&A rate to be used on projects sponsored by Indian Health Services and The Veteran's Administration.

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Maximum FTE & Extra Compensation for HSC Faculty

Document that elaborates on the purpose of maximum FTE and conditions for extra compensation.

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Minimum 1% PI Effort on Awards

Guidance on what projects do/do not require 1% minimum PI Effort.

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Implementation of DFARS Clause 252.204-7012

Outside Professional Activities

Defines conditions of professional activities outside of the University and/or outside of responsibility as faculty members.

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Research Benefits the Public

Guidance on selecting "Research" vs. "Public Service/Other".

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SOM 95% Maximum Effort

Document explaining maximum effort policy on restricted funds for the School of Medicine. 5% must be available for general contractual duties.

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Sunshine Act: Physicians Payments

Mandate from the Affordable Care Act requiring manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologicals to track and report payments and items of value to physicians and teaching hospitals; guidance on faculty responsibility.

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Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Please visit:  http://www.ecfr.gov for more information on uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards.

University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAPPM)

This University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAPPM) is published by the UNM Policy Office and serves as the official reference source for institutional policies and procedures. It is intended to be a "Users Guide" to assist those persons in the various organizations of the University responsible for carrying out the administrative functions of their organizations.

The UAPPM can be found at:  http://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/index.html

VA/UNM (Joint Appointment) Proposal Processing

Guidance on when to submit through the University vs. VA with a joint appointment.

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