The Grants & Contracts Administration (GCA)

Serves as the coordinating department for proposal submissions to external funding entities and administers externally sponsored project awards received by the university. These sponsored projects include both government agencies (federal and/or state) and private organizations (not-for-profits, industries). The Division of Research and Innovation encourages faculty in all areas to pursue diverse funding sources.


The Pre-Award team serves as the coordinating department for proposal submissions to, and award acceptance from, external funding entities.   

Pre-Award helps with the grant application process, review, and submission of proposals. Each proposal may have specific guidelines that vary in complexity, and it may be a challenge to track and comply with these requirements. Grants and Contracts specialists work with Principal Investigators (PI's) to administer and shepherd projects to completion. The pre-award team helps manage a broad spectrum of sponsored project related tasks, including pre-award administration such as budgets and administrative documents.  


The Post-Award team serves as the coordinating department for administration of externally sponsored project awards received by the university.  It is responsible for the management of grants and contracts from award acceptance to award close-out. This includes the award set up in PeopleSoft, the monitoring of expenditures, invoicing, financial reporting, and award close-out.  

GCA Team