Systemwide review of revised policy on the classification of gifts and sponsored awards

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Mark Davis, Vice Chancellor, University Relations

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards.

The University has seen a significant increase in external support in the recent decade – especially from private foundations (including family foundations) and corporations. Though key concepts remain the same, the proposed policy provides greater clarity for properly classifying private support in contemporary circumstances. It also includes definitions, FAQs, and a checklist with weighted criteria.

The revised policy is available online.

Comments may be submitted to the Policy Coordination Office at by close of business May 25, 2021.