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These definitions are provided for assistance when completing the GoldSheet.
Activity Types / Purpose
Activities organized to produce research, both externally and internally funded.
Noninstructional activities beneficial to individual/groups external to ISU.
For credit and noncredit courses; academic, vocational, and technical instruction; regular, special and extension sessions are included.
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.
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.
Funds requested solely to support equipment purchases/fabrications.
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.
Funds requested to support construction/renovation of ISU building(s).
A proposal that has never been awarded from the prospective sponsor or a project which is significantly changed in technical direction from previous awards from the prospective sponsor.
Agency has formally recommended additional funding for rest of project period, but this continuation proposal must be submitted to authorize funding (i.e., Public Health Service).
Agency has not recommended funding beyond current project period, but will consider it upon receipt of this proposal.
An agreement by a third party that is subordinate to a prime contract between two parties.
Not in response to a particular program announcement.
Non-USA countries are countries that are not part of the United States of America or its territories.
Foreign nationals are persons who are not citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States.
ISURF Background IP is 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.
MTAs are material transfer agreements.
CAs are confidentiality agreements (also called non-disclosure agreements).