Terms/Requirements Guidance

Page Updated: March 1, 2024


To help UW-Madison manage sponsored project funds, the Shared Financial System (SFS) contains a list of terms to provide supplementary information for awards. The terms associated with an award appear in the WISER Requirements tab under the Terms and Conditions section. The intent is for the terms to be used as an aid in award management, although their inclusion is not a substitute for familiarity with the award document itself. Terms are selected to highlight certain conditions that govern agreements. A glossary (WEB | PDF ) was created containing definitions for Requirements tab terms.

Process Overview

RSP Pre-Award staff enters items into the RAMP Terms and Conditions page at the time of award. After the award setup process is complete, the Notice of Action Taken email is automatically generated and emailed to the PI/Dean/Departmental contacts. This email contains the terms associated with an award. Campus users should immediately contact award@rsp.wisc.edu if an important term is missing or requires amendment during the initial award setup stage. The terms information also appears in the WISER Requirements tab so that all campus users have access to the information. During the life of the award, please contact the RSP Accountant for questions about specific award requirements.

Location of Terms in RAMP

The image below represents an example of the RAMP Terms And Conditions page for an award.

Terms in RAMP
Location of Terms in WISER Requirements Tab

The image below represents an example of the WISER Requirements tab for an award.

Terms in WISER