As part of your grant agreement, you must agree to and abide by the terms and conditions of your grant from Uniformed Services University and TSNRP.


Regulations from several entities guide the management of your grant. If you have any questions about regulations and how they apply to your grant, contact your grantee organization.

Application Instructions

Evidenced-based Practice

  • Ahrens, T. (2005). Evidenced-based practice: Priorities and implementation strategies. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 16(1), 36-42.
  • Cook, D. (1998). Evidence-based critical care medicine: A potential tool for change.New Horizon, 6(1), 20-25.
  • Kelley, P. (2002). Research to practice in the military health care system. TSNRP grant N02-P18.
  • Nieva, V., Murphy, R., Ridley, N., Donaldson, N., Combers, J., Mitchell, P., et al. (2005). From science to service: A framework for the transfer of patient safety research into practice. In Advances in patient safety: From research to implementation(vol. 2, pp. 441-453). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Sackett, K. L., Straus, S. E., Richardson, W. S., Rosenberg, W., & Haynes, R. B. (2000). Evidence-based medicine; How to practice and teach EBM. London: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Titler, M. G. (2006). Developing and evidence-based practice (6th ed.). St Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.

Grant Management Regulations

Cost Principles

Human Subjects Protection

U.S. Army Regulations

  • AR 40-38, Clinical Investigation Programs, 1 September 1989.
  • AR 70-25, Use of Volunteers as Subjects of Research, 25 January 1990.
  • AR 40-7, Use of Investigational Drugs in Humans and the Use of Schedule 1 Controlled Drug Substances, 4 January 1991.

U. S. Navy Regulations

Non-Human Animal Subjects

Research Integrity

Public Affairs Policies and Procedures


You must request prior approval from TSNRP before instituting any of the changes listed below. Forward a written request with adequate justification from the grantee organization to TSNRP for consideration.

  • Change of objective or scope of the grant.
  • Change in an essential person specified in the grant and/or absence for more than 3 months or a 25% reduction of the principal investigator's time and effort.
  • Transfer of funds between budget categories when the cumulative amount is greater than 10% of total approved budget.
  • Transfer of funds budgeted for indirect costs to absorb increases in direct costs or vice versa.
  • Transfer of funds allotted for training allowances.
  • Sub-grant or subcontract not specified in approved budget.
  • Expenditures of more than $5,000 for equipment not specified in approved budget.
  • Expenditures for foreign travel unless specified in approved budget.
  • Extension of the budget or project period of award.
  • Need for additional federal funding.
  • Provision of "Cash Awards."


When your research project ends, what happens to the equipment you purchased with grant funds? Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars guide equipment disposition, which depends largely on how your grantee organization views, or defines, equipment.

Definition of Equipment

The OMB circulars define "equipment" as nonexpendable personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost that equals or exceeds $5,000 (or a lesser value established by your organization). If you purchased items with funds awarded in the "Equipment Budget" category, they may have a dollar value equal to, greater than, or less than your organization's defined value.

Disposition Options

There are no disposition regulations on equipment that has a value less than your organization's defined value. Your organization may decide what to do with the equipment when your research ends.

There are several disposition options for equipment with a value equal to or greater than your organization's defined value. Your organization can:

  • Use the equipment for other activities sponsored by TSNRP or other federal awarding agencies.
  • Retain the equipment and compensate TSNRP or request disposition instructions from TSNRP for equipment that is no longer needed.
  • Request that the equipment be gifted to a specific institution. (Items cannot be gifted to individuals.)

To request equipment gifting, send a formal written request to TSNRP through your grantee organization. The request should detail the item(s) to be gifted, their value, and the institution that will receive them. The request should also indicate if the gift is intended for a specific department within the receiving institution (e.g., Nursing Research Service).