Dear Grant and Business Managers,


I am forwarding a 5-minute video from the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), which does a nice job summarizing fundamental regulations that govern federal awards. Links to regulations mentioned in the video are provided below for your convenience.


Federal Grant & Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 (31 USC Chapter 63) – law that serves as in instruction for when the government should use procurement contracts, grant agreements or cooperative agreements


Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR) – government rules for acquisition of goods and services


Cost Accounting Standards that apply to institutions of higher education

2 CFR 200.419

48 CFR Part 9905

FAR 52.230-5


NCURA publishes weekly short videos on various pre-award, post-award and compliance topics, which can be viewed any time by visiting  It is an excellent free resource available to all research administrators.


Have a great day.


Sonya Stern, MBA | Director | Signing Official

University of Vermont

Sponsored Project Administration

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Burlington, VT 05405-0160

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Treasurer-Elect, National Council of University Research Administrators Region 1



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NCURA YouTube Tuesday-Three Fundamental Regulations That Govern Our Federal Awards


Check Out NCURA's Rules and Regulations: Where Does It Say We Have To Do That?* Available Now for Immediate Download


NCURA, 1015 18th Street NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036



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