Processing an Award - Negotiation of the Award
Processing Of Awards
The award notification is processed by Research Administration and sent to RAS for creation of an account#, or FOAPAL.
Grant award notices generally do not require a University endorsement or acknowledgement. Those that do are signed by the Vice Provost for Research or his designee.
Contracts require special procedures and University signatures prior to the acceptance of funds, and should be forwarded to your Research Administration administrator for review and processing. The President and the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer are the only University officials who have the authority to bind the University contractually.
Establishment Of FOAPALs
Upon receipt of an award for a grant or contract, Research Administration requests RAS to establish a separate account number for the project. Funds expended in the performance of the project are charged to the center number. When RAS establishes the center number, RAS/Research Administration sends a copy of the award notice and approved budget to the investigator, appropriate chairs and Deans.