Distribution of Credit for Sponsored Projects Involving More Than One Organizational Unit


For purposes of distribution of credit for grants, including the campus net indirect cost earnings (net ICR funds), department, schools, colleges and other organizational units (Units) will receive credit based on the percentage of effort agreed upon at the time the proposal is submitted. Credit typically reflects the estimated project direct dollars assigned to each Unit. Credit will normally be determined by project investigators and approved by unit heads (e.g., chairs and deans and center directors). The credit assigned to Units can be based on other factors as long as all parties involved agree to the assignment of credit.


The Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s) will be responsible for specifying the amount of credit that will be assigned to each Unit involved in the project at the time the proposal is entered into the Coeus proposal system. All parties (investigators, chairs/department heads and deans/directors) must agree to the credit assignment when the proposal is routed electronically for review and approval.


The Credit Split tab found in the Coeus Proposal Development module allows for distribution of credit for academic recognition as well as distribution of financial credit (Indirect Cost Recovery). Explicit instructions for Credit Split in Coeus are available.

Adapted: March 13, 2006
Provider: Office for Sponsored Programs
Contact: Robert Webster, Associate Vice President for Research 
Location: MSC 312
Last updated: August 31, 2010