GIM 13 Supplement: Types of Institutional Activity
The major functions of an institution, as defined in
Federal Uniform Guidance, include instruction, organized research, other sponsored activities and other
institutional activities. These are defined as follows:
- Organized research
includes all research and development activities of the University that are separately budgeted and accounted
for on a specific project basis and research cost sharing.
- includes teaching and training activities and sponsored non-research training activities research.
- Other Sponsored Activities
are programs and projects financed by federal and non-federal agencies and organizations that involve the
performance of work other than instruction and organized research.
- Other Institutional Activities
means all activities of an institution except those listed above, Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost
activities, and specialized service facilities.
If organized research has a component of instruction or other sponsored activity, the rate for organized research
shall be applied to the entire project.
Questions on how to characterize sponsored activity? Contact the
Office of Sponsored Programs, (206) 543-4043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions on how activities are allocated to facilities and space? Contact
Management Accounting and Analysis.