Administration of Institutional Research Program and Center Awards

Effective Date: October 1, 2010

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Interim Date: July 21, 2015


Meharry is the recipient of a number of institutional research program and center awards that fund group research activities rather than a single research project. This type of funding is complex and must be administered with additional institutional oversight to ensure that the needs of the funding agency, the overall program and the institution are being met.

Policy Statement

Institutional research program and center awards must be administered in a manner that is transparent to all stakeholders, including investigators/activity leaders, cognizant MMC administrators, as well as internal and external advisory committees. Programs must be implemented from the ground upward with components being funded in accordance with the work proposed. Annual or periodic evaluations must focus on fiscal management, program/scientific program implementation, and outcomes.

Institutional research programs and centers are to be conducted in accordance with the following:

  • policies and guidelines of, and direction from, the external funding agency
  • the funding application and award (taking into account any changes made to the proposed program as indicated in the final award notice)
  • Meharry's policies and procedures

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