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Baylor Research Policies and Guidelines

Baylor's Research Administration Offices support research and scholarship pursuits by facilitating compliance of the numerous policies and procedures required to ensure institutional support of sponsored programs including:

  • governmental laws and mandated regulations
  • sponsor guidelines and policies
  • Baylor University guidelines and policies.

External funding is an integral part of today's academic environment. Baylor encourages faculty members to seek external support for research and scholarship that will contribute to the generation of new knowledge. The ultimate responsibility for managing these projects belongs to the principal investigator, assisted by Baylor research administration support offices and your departmental chair and staff.

All applications, proposals, and contracts for research funding, training, and other research-related activities, are made in the name of Baylor University. The Board of Regents has empowered a select number of officials to request and accept grants, contracts, and other related agreements on behalf of the University. Thus, only those officials designated by the Board of Regents of Baylor University may bind the University. This policy is facilitated electronically through the proposal certification and routing process.

The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) were issued by the Office of Management and Budget on December 26, 2013 and went into effect on December 26, 2014. The Uniform Guidance is intended to serve as a single place where all the regulations applicable to federal awards can be found. The Uniform Guidance replaces the long-standing OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133.

All Uniform Guidance references including Uniform Guidance Highlights, agency interim implementation guidance, and other supporting information may be found at