Human Subject and Animal Related Research Funding and the Stony Brook Foundation
With dwindling federal and state support available to advance research at Stony Brook University, we will all have to do even more to encourage private donors, corporations and foundations to invest in research and innovation on our campus. The collaborative working relationship between the Stony Brook Foundation and the Research Foundation will help to develop even stronger opportunities for research and faculty support in the future.

Per SUNY Policy, the Research Foundation (RF) administers all funds for any projects that involve the use of human subjects and/or vertebrate animal subjects, DNA, radiation or radioactive materials, biologically or chemically hazardous materials and controlled substances. If gifts or grants received by the Stony Brook Foundation (SBF) are to be used for these purposes, the Account Manager must establish a project in RF and transfer the funds, per SBF disbursement guidelines, to RF to be administered accordingly.

Philanthropy or grants solicited by University Advancement for projects that involve human subjects and/or vertebrate animal subjects, DNA, radiation or radioactive materials, biologically or chemically hazardous materials and controlled substances will be assessed a onetime 15% administration fee: 10% will go to the Research Foundation to cover indirect cost and 5% will remain with the Stony Brook Foundation for indirect costs. Gifts or grants solicited with an unrestricted purpose will be assessed the 10% administration fee; however if the designee of the gifts or grants use the funds for projects that involve human subjects and/or vertebrate animal subjects, DNA, radiation or radioactive materials, biologically or chemically hazardous materials and controlled substances, and additional 5% administration fee will be assessed by RF. The Stony Brook Foundations current gift fee is 10% on all current use gifts.

All new gifts and grants accepted by the Stony Brook Foundation on or after July 1, 2013 are subject to this revised policy.


About the Stony Brook Foundation

The Stony Brook Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1965 as the University’s sole repository for philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations in support of Stony Brook University. The Foundation administers the University’s scholarship funds. Every dollar donated for scholarships goes directly to scholarships—no administrative fee is charged on scholarship accounts. For more information about contributing to our scholarship funds or creating an endowed named undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship, please call the Advancement Office at (631) 632-6300 or visit us online.