Proposal Activity Types

On the Proposal Details tab in Proposal Development, there is a dropdown menu called Activity Type.  If the proposal is funded, the Activity Type is an element that affects chartstring setup.  Choose the appropriate Activity Type by following this guide:

Research:  Inquiry, experiment or investigation to increase the scholarly understanding of the involved discipline.  Includes career development awards. Should not be used for projects that are primarily or solely clinical studies. Use this Activity Type for projects funded by the Federal government or non-profit sponsors. SEE ALSO:  Clinical Trial Corporate, Clinical Trial Other, and Corporate Research.

Training:  Teaching and training activities.  Includes curriculum development, institutional training grants, development of instructional materials such as reference books or software, and instruction or training provided to groups or to the general public.  Should not be used for proposals solely in support of stipends for pre- or post-doctoral fellows.

Equipment:  Use this Activity Type for proposals solely in support of a large equipment purchase.

IPA:  Interagency Personnel Assignment Agreements and Joint Personnel Assignment Agreements (JPAs), for reimbursement of salary and fringe benefits from the VA and other Federal agencies.

Other Sponsored Activities:  Use this Activity Type for sponsored activities not described in the other choices.  Includes health services projects, demonstration grants, travel grants, support for conferences, seminars or workshops, support for educating or training individuals or groups other than UMB trainees, support for providing legal or advocacy services, and support for projects pertaining to library collections, acquisitions, bibliographies or cataloging.

Clinical Trial Corporate:  Use this Activity Type for any clinical study funded by a company, including investigator-initiated studies, observational studies, retrospective studies, and so forth.  Use this Activity Type for any clinical study where UMB is a subcontractor and the prime funding source is a company.

Fellowship Pre-doctoral:  Use this Activity Type for awards that provide support for individual pre-doctoral fellowships including NIH Kirschstein-NRSA individual fellowships (F31).

Fellowship Post-doctoral: Use this Activity Type for awards that provide support for individual post-doctoral fellowships including NIH Kirschstein-NRSA individual fellowships (F32).

Services:  Use this Activity Type for Professional Service Agreements.

Construction:  Use this Activity Type for proposals solely in support of a construction project.

Corporate Research:  Use this Activity Type for Research projects that are funded by a company, or where UMB is a subcontractor and the prime funding source is a company.

Clinical Trial Other: Use this Activity Type for any clinical study funded by the Federal government or non-profit sponsors, including investigator-initiated studies, observational studies, retrospective studies, and so forth. Use this Activity Type for any clinical study where UMB is a subcontractor and the prime funding source is the Federal government or a non-profit sponsor.