Buying supplies and equipment for your project from fund managed by the University (including external grants and contracts) must be done through your unit. You cannot order items directly. Each unit should have a person (usually an administrative assistant) familiar with the purchasing process at the university including ways to expedite the process. Please remember that the State of North Carolina has certain statutes and regulations which govern purchasing by state agencies.
All work and project related travel supported by funds managed by the University (including external grants and contracts) must conform to University travel policies. Your unit's administrative assistant should be familiar with the procedures and should help you prepare travel documents and obtain supervisor approvals. Below are some references that may be helpful.