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Managing Grants and Contracts

Post-Award staff offer the following services:

New Grant or Contract  Orientation

  • Meet with new Principal Investigators/Project Directors to provide an overview of grants administration responsibilities including delineating the specific responsibilities of each party. Principal Investigator Orientation Checklist

OGRD Post-Award Responsibilities

  • Establish grant/contract accounts
  • Assist Principal Investigators/Project Directors in establishing a system to monitor grant expenses including matching requirements
  • Aid Principal Investigators/Project Directors in reading and interpreting the financial reports for grants and contracts in Banner Finance
  • Approve and monitor grant expenses initiated by Principal Investigators/Project Directors to ensure compliance with budget and award terms and conditions
  • Alert Principal Investigators/Project Directors of potential need to modify budget or spending patterns
  • Provide assistance to Principal Investigators/Project Directors on fiscal policies and procedures at the University
  • Assist in preparing requests for no cost extensions and rebudgeting
  • Assist with obtaining extensions of the project period and calculating of the amount of carryover of funds


  • Assist Principal Investigators/Project Directors in determining grant reporting requirements


  • Assist in interpretation of rules and regulations and the terms and conditions governing awards
  • Serve as program liaison with program officers at funding agencies

Post Award Manual:  A Guide for Principal Investigators and Project Directors

Level of Effort Reporting Policy and Procedures: This supplement from the Post Award Manual explains level of effort reporting and includes report examples.

Level of Effort Reporting Training PowerPoint: This PowerPoint presentation gives simple explanations and examples on how to complete Personnel Activity Reports.

The following staff can answer questions about post award matters:

Nancy Miller, Director of Post-award Administration - 509-359-2479

Michele Siedenburg, Grant Project Funding Manager - 509-359-6779

Margaret Rogers, Grant Project Funding Manager - 509-359-6595

Helpful Resources


EWU Travel Office

State of Washington OFM Travel Policy

Federal Per Diem Allowances

Federal Policies

Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Acquisition Regulations

2 CFR 220 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

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