May 2004, Issue 2
Sponsored Coordination Form (ISC Form) for Proposal Submissions
proposal nears completion, you need to fill out the appropriate Internal
Sponsored Coordination Form (ISC form) for your campus (Medford
or Health Sciences) and get it
to the Office of the Vice Provost, along with a copy
of your proposal and a Financial
Interest Disclosure Form. These documents must arrive at the Office of the Vice Provost ideally at least five business days
before the proposal submission deadline. The ISC form requests basic information
about your grant, such as its title, sponsor, and budget. All ISC forms
require the signatures of the principal investigator and the department
chair. Some require additional signatures. The ISC form lets the associate
directors for grants and contracts administration know that the appropriate
officials have agreed to the proposal's provisions, such as new courses,
space, or equipment. The signed form indicates compliance with federal
and Tufts regulations and therefore protects the interests of the PI and
the University. Here are some tips for filling out the form:
sponsor (ie NIH, NSF)
the specific institute, such as NIDDK or NCI.
If you are a subcontractor for another university, give that university's
(where Tufts is the subrecipient)
you are doing work for another institution, then that institution
is the subcontracting sponsor.
new proposals leave this blank.
For a renewal give the grant number assigned by the sponsor.
is not required for NIH modular grants.
For the 12-Month column, give the 12-month budget figures. For the
Total Period column, give the total budget figures for the entire
proposed period. Ensure that all figures track throughout the document,
ie, ISC form, face page, budget pages/justification, and checklist
approval numbers for human subjects or animal use
a new proposal, protocols are pending. For subsequent years, provide
the approval date and protocol number(s).
must be obtained in the order listed on the form.
signature certifies that you are in full compliance with all Tufts
and federal regulations.
for all Medford proposals.
required for the Health Sciences Campus if the project has cost
form is located at: http://www.tufts.edu/central/research/TuftsForms.htm