Gift or Grant?

If you answer 'Yes' to one or more of the following questions, then the funding is a sponsored program and should be processed through the Office of Sponsored Scholarship and Programs.

If you answer 'No' to all of the following questions, then the funding is a gift and should be processed through University Advancement.

1. Does the funding agency expect you to provide deliverable(s)?

If yes, then contact OSSP.

Deliverables entails providing

  • Product
  • Service
  • Technical or scientific report(s)
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Fiscal reports (including invoices) and audits

2. Does the funding agency expect you to enter into a written agreement that is legally enforceable?

If yes, then contact OSSP.

A written agreement may have...

  • Administrative terms and conditions for use of the funds
  • Provisions for intellectual property
  • Provisions for reporting
  • Provisions for publication rights
  • Any other legal provision

3. Does failing to provide a deliverable result in the sponsor taking actions against the University?

If yes, then contact OSSP.

Failure to deliver could result in unfavorable consequences to UNC Asheville.

UNC Guideline Document 1.0 - Defining Sponsored Programs