The Sponsored Projects Management Team, referred to as the Grant Management Office, is comprised of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Finance Office team individuals. Tasked with overseeing the development of improved post-award sponsored project processes and procedures, as well as the day-to-day management and reporting on external funding projects, the Grant Management Office assists faculty researchers execute grant requirements from the point of awarding, until final reporting or renewal.
To ensure funding is utilized in accordance with project budget(s), and expenses are aligned with allowable costs per funder award document and terms, the Grant Management Office developed a detailed step-by-step post-award sponsored project processes and procedures manual (the post-award manual*) for Principal Investigators and their respective team members to follow during the award performance period. Highlights from the post-award manual include:
Award set-up in LIU financial systems
Hiring individuals to work on grants
Coordinating associated grant travel
Reviewing associated grants procurement, contracts, purchases, and payments on permitted expenditures
Working with LIU Accounting to submit financial information, collect funding payments, and submit final reports.