Stanford University


University Policies

The Administrative Guide is a reference manual of University administrative policies, including the University Code of Conduct, general personnel policies, and policies governing purchasing, computing, accounting, gifts, and procurement services.

The Research Policy Handbook (RPH) is a collection of policies, guidelines and general information related to the research enterprise at Stanford.  The RPH is located on the DoResearch website.  This link will redirect you to the policy section of DoResearch.

The Faculty Handbook provides policies governing the following categories of professional appointments; tenure line, non-tenure line, Medical Center Line, and Senior Fellows.  This link will redirect you to the Faculty Handbook in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

FinGate is the gateway to financial activities at Stanford. Search financial topics to find policies and processes associated with that topic.

Foreign Engagement

Academic Integrity and Undue Foreign Interference - This page provides links and contacts for relevant policies and practices on this topic.

The Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures handbook (GAP) contains university policies and other information related to the academic progress of Stanford graduate students.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has a relationship with Stanford University such that faculty can submit proposals through NBER as long as those proposals meet the parameters described in these memos and matrix.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) maintains a website with policies that impact our postdocs.  This link will redirect you to the postdoc policy page.

The Property Management Manual contains policies and procedures regarding the acquisition, maintenance, reporting, and disposition of capital equipment.

The Space Inventory Policy contains policies and procedures for tracking space use and conducting the space inventory.

Other Policies


NIH Grants Policy Statement (Revised Dec 2019) - This version applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements for budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019.


Examples of What to Disclose to NIH about Senior/Key Personnel on Applications and Awards (Matrix) - The U.S. government has growing concerns about inappropriate influence by foreign governments over federally funded research.  Full transparency in NIH applications and throughout the life of an NIH grant is critical. NIH requires the disclosure of all sources of research support, foreign components, and financial conflicts of interest.  Refer to the table located on this document for guidance on what to disclose, and where to disclose it.


FAQ regarding Other Support and Foreign Components