Federal Sponsor Guidance
Awards from federal agencies are currently governed by the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (UG) 2 CFR 200. These regulations are better known as the Uniform Guidance, or UG. The UG superseded the previous Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that governed Federal awards, such as circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133. The Uniform Guidance became effective on December 26, 2014. New awards for grants and cooperative agreements made after the effective date are subject to the Uniform Guidance.
In order to streamline, address, and implement the Uniform Guidance, the Federal Government is in the process of creating new Research Terms and Conditions (RTC). Similar to the Uniform Guidance, these will be the base terms and conditions for research funding from agencies that have adopted the RTC. Many agencies will supplement the RTCs with Agency Specific Requirements (ASR’s). The NSF, NIH, and DOE will be implementing the new RTC on April 3rd, 2017. Other federal agencies will be implementing the RTC throughout the remainder of 2017.
The following list provides award guidance for the federal agencies that provide the majority of federal funding for research at UCSB.