Use of Discretionary Funds Policy

Policy Statement

The Discretionary Funds Policy is housed on the Policies & Procedures page of the Office of the Controller’s website. (Note: Link is under “Accounting & Financial Services.”)

Discretionary Funds and Sponsored Research Endeavors

The use of discretionary funds generally does not constitute “sponsored research” as defined in Notre Dame Reports and/or national surveys. Inquiries as to whether or not specific expenditures of discretionary funds qualify as “sponsored research” should be directed to the director of Research and Sponsored Programs Accounting.

For additional information and applicable policies, please refer to:
Travel, Entertainment, and Business Expense Policies
Procard User Guide
Tax Department Home Page
Controller’s FAQ Regarding Sponsored Project Administration