PHS/NIH Financial Conflict of Interest Policy


The Department of Health and Human Services amended its regulations related to financial disclosure on 8/25/2011. All institutions applying for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funding for research are required to have a policy that complies with these amended regulations; this PHS/NIH Financial

My wife will help work on my research this year, and I plan to pay several months of her salary using grant funds. Do my proposed budget and budget justification constitute adequate notification?

No. You must also fill out a Family Relationship Disclosure form and a Significant Financial Disclosure form and submit both forms with your blue sheet, following this procedure.


Conflicting Financial Interest: Summary

Federal regulations require institutions to have policies and procedures in place to ensure that investigators disclose any significant financial interest that may present an actual or potential conflict of interest in relationship to externally sponsored projects. Investigators must fully disclose any significant financial interest before the proposal is submitted.

Conflicting Financial Interest Policy


Conflicting Financial Interest Policy

In accordance with Federal regulations, the College has a responsibility to manage, reduce, or eliminate any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may be presented by a financial interest of an investigator. Thus, College policy requires that investigators disclose any significant financial interest that may reasonably appear to be affected by sponsored projects.

Policies and Procedures

Grant-seeking at Middlebury must follow College policies and procedures. Follow these links to learn more.