Key Guidelines & Resources

Key Guidelines & Resources

The Pre Award Management team covers basic information and guidelines related to searching for, applying for and implementing external fund projects. This guidance is not exhaustive, please contact and meet with Pre Award Management team.  Review the Office of the Vice President for Research website and overall University policies for further information.  

Access frequently requested information here.

For questions, please email

Principal Investigator Eligibility: The policy of Temple University is that only full-time faculty members and designated administrative research positions may routinely serve as Principal Investigators on sponsored programs. Exceptions to this policy are available per this administrative regulation; requests for an exception may be made using the Temporary Principal Investigator Status Request linked below.

  • Principal Investigator Eligibility Policy Form (link)
  • Request for Principal Investigator Status Form (link)

Internal Guidelines & Regulations

OVPR provides funding through recognizing outstanding and distinguished research and creative activity; supporting department recruitment efforts; accelerating research in centers, institutes, and museums; and offering competitive opportunities to receive funding for high-impact projects.

  • Best practices when working with the Pre Award Management team (download)
  • Subrecipient Monitoring - Standard Operating Procedure (download)
  • Subcontract Risk Assessment Tool (download)
  • Updated Guidance for 5 and 2 Day Waiver Requests - November 6, 2023 - Memo (download)

External Guidelines & Regulations

OMB Uniform Guidance for Grants

Working cooperatively with the grantmaking agencies and the grantee community, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) leads the development of government wide policy to assure that grants are managed properly and that federal dollars are spent in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

Check the OMB Website for policy information or instructions issued by OMB.

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 

NIH Central Resource for Grants and Funding Information (Application Guide)

Tax Exemption Letter (download)

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