RF Approved Entity Policy Revised

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Published December 1, 2017

The Approved Entity for Fiscal Administration of Sponsored Projects policy, approved and signed by President Tripathi, is available in the University Policy Library


The University at Buffalo recognizes The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (Research Foundation) as the only approved entity for the fiscal administration of sponsored activity. Funds received from external organizations to support sponsored activity directed by UB faculty and staff as part of their university work must be deposited with and administered by the Research Foundation. The Research Foundation will accept and administer sponsored activity funding from public and private organizations.

Policy Revisions

The policy was revised to:

  • Require all external funding to be deposited with the Research Foundation; previously the UB Foundation was also an approved entity
  • Align responsibilities with the requirement to deposit all external funding with the Research Foundation


This policy applies to all funds received from an external organization in support of sponsored activities directed by UB faculty and staff.


Questions can be directed to Sponsored Projects Services at 716-645-2634 or SponsoredProjectsServices@buffalo.edu.