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The Research Support Office (RSO) assists faculty, graduate students, and research personnel with externally funded grants and fellowships. The office is organized into two divisions allowing support for the entire grant and fellowship lifecycle. The Pre-Award division helps identify funding opportunities and develop and submit applications. The Post-Award division supports investigators and their departments with new and active awards coordination and management, as well as financial management, research compliance and post-award oversight.

Pre-Award Services

  • Identify and disseminate grant and fellowship opportunities
  • Review sponsor guidelines and University and sponsor submission requirements
  • Establish timeline for submitting application to the University’s Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) for review and approval
  • Serve as the point of contact between applicant and OSP throughout the development and submission of application
  • Prepare budgets, budget justifications, and other application forms that comply with sponsor and UT policies
  • Assist with the electronic submission of applications to sponsors
  • Monitor applications after submission and assist applicant with budget revisions and other pre-award change requests
  • Collaborate with UT’s Foundation Relations to support applications to select foundations
  • Communicate updates related to University, federal, and sponsor and foundation policies and procedures

Post-Award Services

Awards Management

  • Serve as Liaison with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) for award negotiation/transition/set-up
  • Perform award kick-off meetings with Principal Investigator (PI) and department support staff performing transactions
  • Support transfer investigators with award transfers and award management tasks
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with University and agency policies and procedures

Post-Award Oversight

  • Serve as Post-award research administrative liaison with Office of Sponsored Projects-Sponsored Projects Award Administration (SPAA), central offices, and other CoLA Dean’s units (HR and Finance) on behalf of PI and department support staff
  • Consult on purchasing, including consultants and supplies
  • Assist CoLA HR & Finance and Central Business Services with sponsored research post-award matters
  • Evaluate and manage post-award processes, including but not limited to salary compensation reports, cost share guidance and oversight, effort and salary costing allocations, financial reporting, subrecipient monitoring and oversight of award transactions

For detailed and updated information, guidance and procedures related to both the pre-award and post-award phases of your sponsored research project, please visit the RSO Wiki.

 

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