Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Managing Projects

Congratulations! You're Funded - Now What?

Managing a sponsored project begins with award notification and ends when the project has been completed and closed. To aid in the administration and management of funded projects, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs follows the guidance of 2 CFR 200 (effective 12/26/2016).

The post award team in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is responsible for managing the business and financial aspects of sponsored project agreements (grants, contracts and cooperative agreements).  Activities include:

  • Award negotiation to ensure contract terms and conditions are favorable to UNI
  • Authorizing signature for all award documents
  • Transmittal and storage of award documents
  • Primary contact for business and financial issues pertaining to sponsored awards
  • Financial compliance and invoicing sponsors
  • Processing Personnel Action Forms (PAFs) for personnel being paid from sponsored accounts
  • Providing new grants management orientation for PI/PDs and their staff
  • Representing the University during financial audits
Office of Sponsored Programs Post Award Management Team:


Post Award Administration

Award Modifications
Key Players in Post Award Management
Checklist for Managing Sponsored Projects
Notification of a Sponsored Project Award (NSPA)
Pre Award Spending and Authorization Requests
Proposal Routing Form Policy (PRAF)
Provisional Accounts
Review and Acceptance of Award Documents
Personnel Action Forms (PAF)

Post Award Accounting

Depositing Award Payments
Closeout Procedures
Cost Sharing Reporting and Documentation
Equipment Sale and Disposal
Expense Transfers (DOC)
Expense Transfer Justification (DOC)
Fixed Price Versus Cost Reimbursable Agreements 
Program Income 
Spending Sponsored Funds/Allowable Costs
Effort Allocation and Certification

Glossary of Terms

Compliance with Federal Directives

Federal Directives
Links to Federal Regulations
Data and Dissemination
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse