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Sponsored Projects Office Responsibilities

Pre-award Responsibilities

  • Review sponsored research applications and all sponsored awards forwarded to the Department of Medicine Sponsored Projects Office (DOMSPO) for accuracy and compliance
  • Submit grant applications and other submissions directly to sponsor or forward to the Office of Research Administration for further review/submission to sponsor, depending on proposal type and sponsor
  • Act as signing authority for the University on select sponsored submissions
  • Act as a final point of contact with departmental faculty and sponsored staff relating to pre-award activity including grant/contract applications
  • Provide hands-on training on pre-award submissions
  • Act as a resource to answer pre-award questions on compliance
  • Provide pre-award coverage for divisions that have vacancies or for faculty who do not have assigned sponsored support

Post-award Responsibilities

  • Act as business official for University in addressing post-award issues with the NIH
  • Act as a final point of contact with departmental faculty and sponsored staff relating to post-award activity including post-award administration of sponsored accounts and interaction with federal sponsors
  • Post-award management of grants that come through the director’s office
  • Provide post-award coverage for divisions that have vacancies or for faculty who do not have assigned sponsored support
  • Provide post-award reports to make sure that divisions maintain focus on post-award project even during heavy deadline periods
  • Analyze accounts and work with divisions and shared services to find solutions

Compliance Responsibilities

  • Effort Compliance Manager directs effort process and monitoring for the entire department
  • Act as resource for effort compliance, provides training on effort, finds solutions to effort issues in divisions
  • Ensure grant administrators are informed of University, governmental and sponsor compliance policies to maintain fiscal responsibility of awards
  • Facilitate Department of Medicine working groups and participate in School of Medicine working groups targeting specific sponsored issues and areas