RF Financial Concepts 101
RF Financial Concepts 101 - Understanding the Business of the RF is a short, easy-to-understand curriculum that connects all audiences to core business concepts relating to the Research Foundation.
Module One: Understanding RF Sources of Income
This module will help you understand the four primary sources of RF income and where to go to find the most recent data on each.
Module Two: Understanding How the RF Uses Funds
This module explains how the RF uses the funds it receives from its four primary sources of funds, how the campus share is determined, and how the RF works to generate and distribute additional funds.
Module Three: Understanding Sponsored Programs Funding
This module explores the concepts related to RF’s critical role of managing the sponsored program funds awarded by sponsors to campus researchers. You will learn where the funds come from, the difference between direct and indirect dollars (F&A), trends the RF is experiencing, and where to find current sponsored programs administration numbers.
Module Four: Finding and Understanding RF Financial Data
This module teaches you about the standard financial reports the RF uses to show financials and tells where key reports and resources are located.