SAP Project WBS Element Conditions

Sponsored project awards are managed through either a fund WBS or a research WBS element. An SAP Project WBS Element will generally be selected when any of the following conditions are described:

  • Separate budgeting and accounting for award revenue and expense is required
  • Billing is via cost invoice or scheduled amount
  • Maximum amount is obligated for performance
  • Period of performance with expiration date for allowable use of the funding is established
  • Return of unexpended funds to the awarding organization is required
  • Payment is based on programmatic performance
  • Financial reporting is required
  • Award conveys intellectual property rights

Where awards are not easily classified by OSP, broader discussion including VPF and the Provost’s Office may be necessary.