FW: Disclosing Resources and Support in Federal Funding Applications

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday, the message below was forwarded to all academic personnel.  I am now forwarding to you for your information so that you can assist faculty in complying with the Current and Pending and Other Support requirements. 

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact the Federal Contract and Grant Officer assigned to your unit.

Thank you,

Sandra M. Stevens

Associate Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

Office of Research

University of California, Irvine

141 Innovation, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617-3213

PH:  (949) 824-4928

Fax: (949) 824-2094



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From: Pramod Khargonekar – Vice Chancellor for Research <zotmail@uci.edu&gt;
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 2:35 PM
To: Greg Ruth <greg.ruth@uci.edu&gt;
Subject: Disclosing Resources and Support in Federal Funding Applications

message from Pramod Khargonekar

Disclosing Resources and Support in Federal Funding Applications

Dear Colleagues:

In light of heightened federal scrutiny and increasing concerns about the failure of some researchers to disclose substantial resource contributions from other organizations, such as foreign governments and foreign institutions of higher education, it is more important than ever that together we ensure UCI’s federal funding applications contain accurate and complete information.

To promote and foster compliance with federal funding application rules, it is important to carefully follow the instructions published by federal sponsors.  For your convenience, below are the NIH definition of Other Support, and the NSF definition of Current and Pending Support.

  • NIH:  “Other Support includes all financial resources, whether Federal, non-Federal, commercial or institutional, available in direct support of an individual’s research endeavors, including but not limited to research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and/or institutional awards. Training awards, prizes, or gifts do not need to be included”. [emphasis added]
  • NSF:  Current and Pending Support is the support requested or available from other Federal agencies and other sources.  The NSF Grant Proposal Guide Chapter II.C.2.h states that “All current project support from whatever source (e.g., Federal, State, local or foreign government agencies, public or private foundations, industrial or other commercial organizations, or internal funds allocated toward specific projects) must be listed. The proposed project and all other projects or activities requiring a portion of time of the PI and any other senior personnel must be included, even if they receive no salary support from the project(s).” [emphasis added] 

If you have questions regarding the disclosure of resources and support in federal funding applications, please contact the Federal Contract and Grant Officer assigned to your unit.


Pramod Khargonekar, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research
Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



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