Grants and Contracts Administrations (GCA) is the Post-Award Office of the Division of Research. The GCA staff assists Principal Investigators (PIs), department staff, and administrators with post-award financial and administrative matters related to their sponsored (Fund 20) projects. GCA provides administrative oversight for functions that include all post-award programmatic and financial activities, which include requests to sponsors for no-cost extensions, changes in scope, reduction in time, and disengagement greater than 90 days, as well as sponsored project setup, accounting, invoicing, financial reporting, cash receipts, collections, payroll confirmation, and audit functions from award receipt to close out. The office has University-wide responsibility for ensuring that project expenses and reports to sponsors are compliant with Federal, State, and University laws and regulations as well as specific sponsor guidelines.
To provide accurate and reliable information to Principal Investigators, other University Personnel, and sponsors on externally sponsored (Fund 20) projects; develop and maintain internal controls at the highest standards possible while streamlining processes to ease administrative burden; provide exceptional customer service; and serve as liaison between investigators and sponsors.