GoldSheet Definitions

These definitions are provided for assistance when completing the GoldSheet.

Activity Types / Purpose

Research

Activities organized to produce research, both externally and internally funded.

Extension/Public Service

Noninstructional activities beneficial to individual/groups external to ISU.

Instruction/Training

For credit and noncredit courses; academic, vocational, and technical instruction; regular, special and extension sessions are included.

Fellowship

Fellowships are usually designated as such by the funding organization and often at a premium rate. They are usually awarded to a specific individual by the sponsor. May include education allowance or published tuition rates and fees of an institution, trainee stipends, prizes, or awards. Recipients are not required to perform service to ISU or expected to repay.

Scholarship

Scholarships are usually requested for Undergraduate Students. They are usually awarded to a specific individual by the University. May include education allowance or published tuition rates and fees of an institution, trainee stipends, prizes, or awards. Recipients are not required to perform service to ISU or expected to repay.

Equipment

Funds requested solely to support equipment purchases/fabrications.

Dept/Admin. Support

Central administration activities dealing with management/long-range planning; i.e. legal services, fiscal operations, ADP, personnel, storerooms, safety, security, public relations, etc. Operation and maintenance of physical plant, grounds, and facilities. Also includes utilities, fire protection, property insurance, etc.

Building

Funds requested to support construction/renovation of ISU building(s).

Miscellaneous (specify)

 

Submission Types

Continuation

An ongoing project that requires a non-competitive continuation proposal to receive additional funding (e.g. sponsor requests additional proposal to add both time and money to a project).

Internal Grant Program

Internal funding source (Typically sponsor is the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Center) Contact OSPA or program contact if unsure whether a goldsheet is necessary.

New Project

A proposal that has never previously been awarded.

Renewal         

A competitive renewal of a current award for another period of performance, submitted to the agency for consideration.  Funding is requested but not guaranteed.

Subcontract

A proposal when ISU is performing a portion of the work proposed by another organization to a primary funding source (often a Federal Agency).  

Supplement

Additional funds within the same period of performance as an existing project.

Unsolicited

Not in response to a particular program announcement.

 

Other

CA

Confidentiality agreement (also known as non-disclosure agreement).

 Foreign National

Persons who are not US Citizens or Permanent residents (some Federal agencies may have additional restrictions on foreign involvement).

ISURF Background IP

Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) owned intellectual property such as patented inventions or copyrights or software owned by ISURF that will be used in the project proposed under the GoldSheet.

MTA   

Material transfer agreement.

Non-US Countries

Countries that are not part of the United States of America or its territories.