Disclosure of Significant Financial Interest
Public Health Service and National Science Foundation
Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Before completing, please read Smith College’s Policy on Academic Financial Conflict of Interest in Research for Public Health
Service and National Science Foundation Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The following disclosure is made pursuant to
the requirements of the regulation Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health
Service Funding is Sought (42 CFR Part 50 and 45 CFR Part 94), and the requirements set forth by the National Science
Foundation. This disclosure must be completed prior to the submission of a grant application, updated annually, and whenever
new reportable significant financial interests are acquired.
Significant financial interests that could directly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research must be disclosed. Smith
College will review disclosures to determine if financial interests may create an actual or potential financial conflict of interest
with the project and the institutional responsibilities of the investigator(s). Federal regulations require that financial conflicts of
interest are appropriately reported and managed.
Significant Financial Interest is defined as one or more of the following that reasonably appears to be related to the
investigator’s institutional responsibilities: (a) any equity interest (e.g., stock, stock option, or other ownership interest) in a
non-publicly traded entity, or the value of remuneration (e.g., salary, consulting fees, honoraria, paid authorship) received from
the entity which, when aggregated, exceeds $5,000; (b) equity interest or the value of remuneration from a publicly traded entity
which, when aggregated, exceeds $5,000; (c) intellectual property rights and interests, upon receipt of income related to such
rights and interests which, when aggregated, exceeds $5,000; and (d) any reimbursed or sponsored travel (i.e., paid on behalf
of the investigator). The disclosure period is the twelve months preceding the date of disclosure.
The term does not include (a) salary, royalties or other remuneration from Smith College, including intellectual property rights
assigned to the college and agreements to share in royalties related to such rights; (b) income from seminars, lectures, teaching
engagements, or service on advisory committees or review panels sponsored by a federal, state, or local government agency, a
U.S. institution of higher education, a teaching hospital, medical center, or research center affiliated with an institution of higher
education; or (c) income from investment vehicles, such as mutual funds or retirement accounts, as long as the investigator
does not directly control the investment decisions made in these vehicles. These financial interests are not included in the
definition regardless of total dollar amount (the threshold amount is not applicable due to the source of funding).
Investigator is defined as the Principal Investigator and any other person responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of
research, educational, or service activities funded, or proposed for funding. For the purposes of this disclosure requirement, the
term "investigator" includes the investigator's spouse and dependent children.
Please complete name and department
Investigator Name Department
Check here if there are no significant financial interests to disclose and sign the form on page
DISCLOSURES (ATTACH FULL DESCRIPTION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS IN AN ENVELOPE MARKED
salary or other payment for services from a public or non-publicly traded entity
estimated value $
stock, stock options, or other ownership interest in a public or non-publicly traded entity
estimated value $