Office of Institutional Effectiveness
The Research Administration and Grants Office exists to assist all faculty and staff in their pursuit of internal or external funding in conformity with the University's mission by providing you with information on grant opportunities, assisting you in defining and focusing your project, obtaining application forms and guidelines, editing and/or assistance with writing, preparing your budget and administering your grant or contract.
The Research Administration and Grants office provides the following pre and post award services:
Pre Award Services:
- Locate funding opportunities,
- Provide grant proposal editing, budget creation,
- Work with PI on new proposal submissions including editing and budgeting,
- Serve as liaison between the funding agency and the applicant,
- Submit documents via Grants.gov or other web-based portals.
Post Award Services:
- Provide new project director/principal investigator (PI) orientation,
- Serve as liaison with budget office and with funding agency,
- Work with PI to prepare continuation funding documents and close-out reports,
- Work with Business Services and the PI in setting up initial budget and initiating MOU's and/or subrecipient agreements, and submits to proper signatory for execution,
- Verify that subrecipient partners are not on the EPL (Excluded Parties List),
- Maintain the official grant file with copies of all correspondence and reports,
- In coordination with the PI and Business Services, provide oversight as needed to ensure successful implementation of the project,
- Meet with PI as needed to troubleshoot problems, review regulations, and answer questions,
- Obtain signatures on legal documents,
- In coordination with the PI, assist with budget revisions and requests for modifying the terms of the award,
- As requested, assist in preparing progress reports and submitting them to the agency,
- Work with PI on grant renewals or new proposal submissions,
- Work with PI to complete close-out activities and reports at the end of the grant period.