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Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Policy, Procedures, & Guidance

UW Grants Information Memoranda (GIMs) have been updated to conform to the Federal Uniform Guidance. The GIMS with significant revision are: 2, 7, 13, 21, 23, and 39.

As part of GIM updating, GIM 6 (Indirect Cost Charges on Revised Budgets), GIM 14 (Delegation of Signature Authority for Financial Transactions on Sponsored Projects), GIM 18 (Postaward Administration of NIH Grants) and GIM 26 (Procedures for Rebudgeting of Funds and Change of PI) are deleted. Relevant information is found in current policies and guidance information available from OSP and GCA.

For more information on the Uniform Guidance and updated policies, please visit the UW Federal Uniform Guidance webpage.


Grants Information Memoranda (GIM) are statements of policy related to grant and contract issues at the University of Washington. General university policies and procedures can be found in the UW Policy Directory. In addition, funding agencies will have their own requirements, instructions and explanations. Questions about all policies related to grants and contracts can be directed to the Office of Sponsored Programs (543-4043).

* GIMS not listed have been removed and are no longer active.