Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at

Sponsored Programs Office

The Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) serves in a partnership role both internally and externally towards the common goal of furthering Claflin University’s overall mission of teaching, research and service. SPO provides oversight and management of pre- and post-award funding with the mission of supporting the growth of sponsored research activities. 

 SPO performs the following functions:

  • Provides assistance in proposal and budget development, and proposal submission.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and executes all contracts at Claflin University involving sponsored projects.
  • Collaborates with researchers, deans, departmental chairs and other administrators to resolve issues such as institutional cost-sharing, contractual terms, and budget matters.
  • Coordinates the creation of new accounts, budget revisions, administrative actions and close-outs. 
  • Communicates with sponsors on behalf of the institution.
  • Reviews and advises the research community on matters of new or revised federal and state laws, rules, and regulations that affect research administration.

News and Announcements

New SciENcv Biosketch Is Now Accepted by NSF

Biosketch Update

Effective immediately, the National Science Foundation is designating SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae(link is external)) as an NSF-approved template and is encouraging faculty to use SciENcv to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in an NSF proposal. NSF will continue to accept biographical sketches not prepared through use of SciENcv until implementation of the next iteration of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), which is estimated to be implemented in January 2020.

SciENcv is a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies. SciENcv is available (link is external)in My NCBI.
Click here for a guide for using SciENcv>>(link is external)

Current and Pending Support Update

The draft 2020 PAPPG will contain new proposed revisions to improve clarity in the Current and Pending Support section. NSF does not consider these clarifications to be changes in policy. Researchers should anticipate implementation of an electronic format (or formats) for submission of information.

The current PAPPG can be found here>>


·         With implementation of the 2020 PAPPG, NSF will only accept PDFs for biographical sketches that are generated through use of an NSF-approved format. A description of NSF-approved format(s) will be posted on the NSF website when the PAPPG is issued.

·         Multiple training resources are available on the SciENcv website. The following website resources may be of assistance to proposers preparing a biographical sketch using the SciENcv format:

·         SciENcv Background

·        YouTube Video: SciENcv Tutorial

·         YouTube Video: Integrating with ORCID

·         SciENcv Help

Sponsored Programs Office Faculty Guidebook 
Please use the Sponsored Programs Office Faculty Guidebook for all of your grant submission and award management actions. This document complements the ‘SPO Quick Mini Guide for Proposal Submissions” with detailed instructions and in-depth guidance on the pre and post award management process at Claflin University.  
Click Link for Faculty Guidebook.

CITI Training Program
Our CITI Training Program subscription now includes a module on the Revised Common Rule. This course provides a detailed review of the regulatory changes effective January 21, 2019 to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (the Common Rule). Please refer to the IRB website instructions on how to take this CITI Training course.

New Electronic "Letter of Intent to Apply" form
SPO has implemented a new electronic “Letter of Intent to Apply” form. The electronic form replaces the paper document. Faculty and staff planning to apply for a grant must now use the new electronic submission form to notify SPO of their upcoming submission. The form is user authenticated so you will log on using your CU username and password to access the system using the Red “Letter of Intent to Apply” button on this page. 

SPO Quick Mini Guide for Proposal Submissions
Utilize the SPO mini quick guide for assistance with preparing your application -  SPO Proposal Submission Quick Guide_ 2018

Institutional Business Information

Address for Official Correspondence Claflin University
Sponsored Programs Office
865 Goff Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29115-9970
hone: 803-535-5544
Fax: 803-535-5545

Type of Organization Private Institution of Higher Education
Historically Black College or University

Congressional District SC-006

Senate District District 39

Representative District District 95

Principal Investigator/Project Director Faculty and/or Staff Name (investigator that will oversee the project)

Authorized University Official For all Proposals and Certification Sponsored Programs Administrator assigned to your department

Proposal Contact Name of your assigned Sponsored Programs Administrator
Sponsored Programs Office
865 Goff Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Fax: 803-535-5545

Employer ID Number (EIN)

Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Number  


DUNS Number
UEI Number


Cognizant Agency/Contract
Administration Office (for IDC rate approval)
Lucy Siow
Department of Health and Human Services

Date of last Negotiation of
Facilities and Administration Rate (for rate approvals)

Officials Authorized to Sign
Listed Agreements
Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, President
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 803-535-5412
Fax: 803-535-5402

Financial Contact Mrs. Tijuana Hudson
Vice President for Fiscal Affairs
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 803-535-5413
Fax: 803-535-2860

  Indirect Cost Rate Agreement - Facilities and Administration Rate Agreement

On Campus Rate – 68%
Off Campus Rate – 23%
(Off Campus Definition: For all activities performed in facilities not owned by the institution and to which rent is directly allocated to the project. If more than 50% of a project is performed off-campus.)

Fringe Benefit Rates 
  Full-Time Faculty and Staff    35%
Part-Time Faculty and Staff    19.85%
Part-time Graduate and Undergraduate Students     7.65%

Sponsored Programs Office
865 Goff Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 803-535-5544 
Fax:      803-535-5545

General questions or inquires can be sent to
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Please use the link below to submit your
"Letter of Intent to Apply" to SPO

Letter of Intent to Apply

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