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PI Toolkit

The PI Toolkit is a collection of tools, information, and other resources to guide you through the award lifecycle. To recommend a resource for the PI Toolkit, please complete our suggestion form.

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Find Funding

The Research ASSIST Office helps UA employees identify external funding opportunities from the federal government, state government, foundations, non-profit organizations, and corporations using various databases. These are commonly used resources but may not be inclusive of all sponsors.

Proposal Development & Submission

Proposals for external funding should be submitted through the Office for Sponsored Programs. OSP can assist in the preparation of proposals by assisting in the creation of budgets, identifying necessary forms, explaining requirements for submission and electronic research administration.

The Office for Sponsored Programs is here to help in all the steps that lead up to the submission of a proposal.

Award Setup & Negotiation

OSP will route award package to Contract and Grant Accounting for account set-up after all compliance requirements have been verified. For questions regarding compliance, please review the Compliance tab.

Award Management

The Office for Sponsored Programs serves as a liaison with external sponsors on award negotiation and acceptance while ensuring institutional and regulatory compliance. OSP also facilitates all post-award administrative changes throughout the life of the project. OSP routes all awards, amendments, and post-award changes to Contract and Grant Accounting for financial account set-up.

The Office for Contract & Grant Accounting assists when any financial changes are made throughout the life of a research project. If a faculty member is contacted by the sponsor for award fiscal review, please contact CGA.


The closeout of a grant or other agreement is the process by which the sponsoring agency determines that all applicable administrative actions and required work of the agreement have been completed by the University and the sponsoring agency.

Contract and Grant Accounting is the primary office that ensures each project is closed out after the date of completion and in accordance with timelines indicated by the sponsor or award terms and conditions.

The PI is responsible for any final progress and technical reports. Sponsor requirements are often stated in the award notice. For assistance, contact the Office for Sponsored Programs.