Forms and Documents

Research Handbook
The Research Handbook provides ACU policy and procedures for writing internal and external grants.  Frequently asked questions and handy resources are included.  Download the Handbook (user name and password required) in .pdf format. 

Time and Effort Reporting
Abilene Christian University (ACU) monitors and documents efforts expended on externally funded projects, whether federal or non-federal in source, in compliance with “The Uniform Guidance” (2 CFR 200) requirements. All project directors and principal investigators for such projects (“PD/PIs”) are required to certify both their effort and that of other persons active on such projects led or supervised by PD/PIs. Effort reporting is required for all externally funded projects, whether federal or non-federal in source, following each academic semester (fall, spring, and summer). Reports must be signed and submitted to ORSP by the 15th of the month following the end of the reporting period (February 15, June 15, and September 15).

Time and Effort Reporting Policy and Form

Intellectual Property Policy

Policy on Research Misconduct

External Funding Submission Form
Most funding applications are submitted online through the office of ORSP, while others are sent directly to the funding agency.  The external funding submission form must be completed and signed by the Chair, Dean, Director of ORSP, Vice Provost /Provost, University Counsel, and Controller before any application for external funding can be sent by a faculty or staff member. Please submit the form at least two weeks before the application is due.


Internal Grants Forms and Links


ACU Institutional Review Board
IRB Forms and Policies can be found on the Human Research & IRB page.