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Arts and Sciences Research Office

Promoting Research - Proposal Development - Reviewing Proposals - Gardiner Hall, Suite 320

Award Management Overview

The Principal Investigator (PI) has signature authority and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all charges on an award. This includes ensuring that all charges comply with both University and sponsor guidelines. The PI is also responsible for the conductance or oversight of a monthly reconciliation of the account.

When you receive an award and budget email notice from Sponsored Programs Administration or the Office of Industry Engagement, use theAwards Checklist (PDF) to review that everything has been loaded correctly.

After the budget has been loaded, the A&S Research Office will contact you and the Unit Business Manager (UBM) to arrange a brief meeting to review the award and budget.

Contact the A&S Research Office if you would like to review existing grants or contracts.

During the course of a grant year, it may be necessary to add or change personnel on a project.  When personnel changes occur on a grant, submit a new PCF signature page to the A&S Research Office. The new personnel will need to review the statements of responsibility and sign that they are in compliance with current Conflict of Interest regulations. Also note that if the grant is from a federal agency or public organization which requires Financial Conflict of Interest vetting, the new person must be cleared by the COI Office before they can begin work.

A&S Department Chairs complete a monthly review of grants and contracts. This is a link to the Monthly Chair Report (PDF) which is turned in to the A&S Research Office.