The Grants Office or its equivalent, at each college or school is the office of record for all grants and contracts submissions. The Grants Office reports to the President, Provost or their designee and implements the research and sponsored programs policies of the University and the College or School. They also provide sponsored program administration services to the faculty of their college or school. The general functions of the Grants Office include:
- Assisting the PI with the administration of research and sponsored programs from inception through closeout;
- Reviewing proposals submitted to assure compliance with University policy. The Grants also reviews budgets to verify that all appropriate charges are included in the cost calculations.
- In cooperation with The Research Foundation, assisting the PI with the negotiation and acceptance of grant awards;
- In cooperation with the University and The Research Foundation, assisting the PI with the negotiation and execution of contracts and cooperative agreements;
- In cooperation with the University, assuring compliance with sponsor’s policies, e.g., fiscal, property, intellectual property, human and animal subjects;
- In cooperation with the University, assuring compliance with the policies and procedures of the Research Foundation;
- In cooperation with the University and The Research Foundation, maintaining official records concerning sponsored projects including official grant and contract files;
- Assisting faculty and department/school staff in the preparation of proposals and other administrative aspects of sponsored projects as needed; and
- Training of faculty and administrative staff in the policies, procedures and practices of the University, College or School and sponsors.
See – Grants Offices