Award Management is a team effort between the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI), the Post-Award Manager in the Office of Research Development and Administration (ORDA), and Grants Accounting. When a PD/PI receives an award, an introductory meeting will be scheduled between the PD/PI, the Post-Award Manager assigned to the award, and the Pre-Award Officer. This introductory meeting will include discussions regarding:
- Budget Review
- Terms and Conditions
- Reporting Requirements
- Roles and Responsibilities of the PD/PI, the Post-Award Manager, and Grants Accounting
- Expense processing (Employment needs, subcontracts, Concur, P-Card, Purchase Orders, Direct Pays and more)
- Indirect Costs (sometimes referred to as "IDC" or "F&A")
The Post-Award Manager's role is to provide as much administrative support as possible to the PD/PI, so they can focus on programmatic or research goals of the award. Our goal as Post-Award Managers is to assist the PD/PI spend all of the awarded funds in a fiscally responsible and appropriate manner. The Post-Award Manager can originate/initiate the administrative processes from the time the award is received through the end of the project.