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Manage Project

One of the most important aspects of a project is managing it successfully to ensure additional funding and compliance. This may mean adhering to your reporting milestones, steadily spending your budget, monitoring subcontractors, hiring students, or managing the absence of a project team member.

Managing Budgets and Staff/Personnel on Sponsored Projects


Post Award Changes

Changing the Department ID for a project/grants

Finance-Sponsored Programs Support for Post-Award Administration

  • Customer Service: Manages the Project/Grant Lifecycle and Rules and Compliance questions
  • Reporting: Manages Research Reporting to meet sponsor guidelines and reconciles A-21 issues
  • Funds Request:
    • Handles Project Billings and Receivables
    • Funds Distribution and handles any special billings and the reconciliation of the various federal letters of credit that are used to fund projects.
  • Office of Contract Administration: Responsible for reviewing and signing contracts and grants associated with sponsored projects, preparing and administering Subcontracts
  • The Finance-Sponsored Programs customer service area is the main contact area for Post Award Administration. Their customer service coordinators are assigned to each of your departments. 
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) Cost Estimates - GSRAs on projects have tuition and salary costs that should be considered.

Financial Reporting (formerly A-110)

Sponsored Programs prepares the financial status report (FSR) in accordance with the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) (formerly OMB Circular A-110). The A-110 guidelines set forth detailed requirements with respect to the complete and timely submission of financial reports and other such closeout procedures for federal grants and contracts. Failure to adhere to these reporting requirements in connection with a specific grant or contract may result in the withholding by the federal agency of new awards campus-wide or the suspension of payments for costs incurred by the University on other projects funded by the agency.

References and Resources

  • Unfunded Agreement Types At any point of a research project you may need a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA), a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), a Data Use Agreement (DUA) or another type of "unfunded agreement" (UFA). 
  • Obtaining a Friends Account in eResearch Job Aid on how non-U-M personnel can obtain access to eResearch.


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