Award Administration

Post-award, the Office of Sponsored Programs will:

  • Manage financial matters for all sponsored program awards to ensure compliance with VCU, state and sponsor rules and regulations

  • Advise principal investigators regarding compliance requirements and interpretation of sponsor rules and regulations

  • Assist in submission of financial or annual administrative reports to sponsors

  • Provide oversight and coordination of all personnel expenditures on sponsored programs with appropriate school personnel

  • Review and approve all nonpersonnel sponsored program expenditures

  • Coordinate expenditure paperwork with appropriate school personnel

  • Advise on allowability of costs on sponsored program awards

  • Serve as effort reporting coordinator (director)

  • Coordinate summer salary payment process with School of Engineering human resources director

  • Coordinate post-award requests such as no-cost extensions, key personnel effort revisions and budget reallocations with appropriate VCU offices and sponsors

  • Assist in preparation of closeout administrative reports such as patent/invention and equipment reports and coordination with the appropriate VCU offices for any required signatures of electronic submissions to the sponsor

  • Provide reports to dean and chairs on sponsored program activities