What do you know about crowdfunded research projects? Most college and university research administrators are very familiar with the term “sponsored research”, meaning projects that are funded by a specific sponsor, that are restricted in the use of the funds, and that have predefined goals. They may be less familiar, however, with the concept of
The type of award a research office receives can impact how the sponsored project negotiations proceed. In preparing for these negotiations it is important to understand how the award instrument influences what is expected of each party. The National Council for Research Administrators invited John Hanold, the Associate Vice President for Research,
With all the attention given to the pre and post award stages, the transition period between a grant proposal submission and notification of the funding decision is often overlooked. Once a proposal is submitted it can feel like all you do is wait, and wait some more. This blog explores the nature of the transitionary period, what to do when a
David Mayo, Director of the Office of Sponsored Research at the California Institute of Technology, partnered with NCURA to present on how to manage grant subcontractors. When selecting grant subcontractors and defining the conditions of a partnership, it is important to consider both compliance standards and the most appropriate method of payment.
For as long as there have been grant proposal preparation and submissions, it has been “pro forma” to request adequate time for the Sponsored Programs Office to review it prior to. We also often suggest to faculty they ask a colleague to read through it, commenting on the clarity and strength of the areas of research. This is sometimes viewed
In a recent blog, Grant Management: Supplies and Equipment on a Sponsored Project – Part 1, we elucidated the typical differences between supplies, equipment, and their respective procurement processes. In Part 2, we expound upon the management, tracking and dissolution of grant funded equipment, and issues to take into consideration when opting
In a previous blog we explored the roles and responsibilities the Institution and Office of Sponsored Programs hold in managing the grant funding pipeline. This installment considers the requirements of the PI and Department. These duties range from overseeing personnel details, to closeouts. Implementing a process for monitoring closing dates
The lifecycle of a grant can pose challenges to the Office of Sponsored Programs, as well as the institution as a whole. When proposals are submitted the natural hope is they will be funded and the research can begin. Large projects can be complex to manage, especially if they involve subrecipient partners, additional staff, and monitoring
Managing Supplies and Equipment for a Sponsored Project Appropriately purchasing supplies and equipment for a sponsored project is an integral part of successful grant stewardship. While the process for ensuring success begins during budget development and justification, grant stewardship is critical over the entire life of the sponsored project.
When you are considering a new grants management software implementation, the accuracy and depth of your existing data is critical. In today’s data and metrics driven environment, it is increasingly vital to have the capacity for quick, accurate reports. Upper management expects the Sponsored Programs Office to be able to deliver nearly