Assures that all applications to government funding agencies and philanthropic funders (that require financial reporting) comply with the policies of the University as they relate to issues of:
- budgetary compliance;
- intellectual property;
- regulatory compliance;
Reviews the solicitation and funding announcement to verify that the proposal is compliant with the sponsor’s and the University’s guidelines;
Is solely responsible for all parts of the submission process to government agencies and therefore should be the first point of contact;
Assists faculty in their applications to federal, state, and local government funding agencies, i.e., the non-philanthropic funders;
Assists in locating information for a particular program or sponsor;
Assists in the submission of electronic applications, almost always required by government agencies; (Please contact ORS as soon as possible to verify that the University is registered for electronic submission with the particular federal agency. ORS will submit an electronic application for a faculty member).
Collaborates with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations on philanthropic grants, most particularly ones to corporations and foundations that require a program report and/or a budget reconciliation and with proposals that may contain budgetary, intellectual property or research regulatory compliance issues.
The Collaboration: ORS, Office of Advancement, and Corporate and Foundation Relations
Work together to advance the goals of faculty and administrators in the arena of philanthropic grants/gifts from corporations and foundations;
Assist faculty in the proposal preparation process when an award may require the submission of a program report, a financial report or is subject to audit. (Such an award will require an ORS account);
Refer faculty to one or the other office depending on the funding need.
Identify the proper cost center at the time of award.