Learn More About Post-Award Support
The Post-Award Specialist serves as a direct support resource to investigators across campus and disciplines as related to sponsored projects administration.
They are responsible for fiscal management, human resources assistance, and procurement-related duties related to assigned sponsored projects*. Using institutional, federal, and sponsor-defined guidelines: they review and assist investigators with budgetary and administrative needs; analyze and produce reports; and provide overall support for grant management. The PAS also serves as a basic resource to help all UCCS investigators achieve a thorough understanding of sponsored program administration by providing workshops and trainings to the campus community.
The Post-Award Specialist is available to assist a particular sponsored program or investigator at the discretion of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research.
There are a number of priority considerations including:
- No departmental access to sponsored program administrator expertise
- No (or very limited) college access to sponsored program administrator expertise
- Sponsored program awards that generate the full negotiated UCCS F&A recovery rate
- Sponsored program awards that exceed $100,000
- New Investigators or a newly established Research Center
- Pre-tenure faculty
- Investigators who identify with an underrepresented population
To request support, please use the provided form below:
We tailor support to the individual needs of each PIs relating to all budgetary and administrative needs including:
- Reporting and Reconciliation
- Recruiting and Hiring
- Salary Transfers
- Billing and Payments
- Travel (Before and After)
- Equipment Procurement
Once a PI or Sponsored Project has been assigned to the Post-Award Specialist, a preliminary meeting will be held to define areas to support.
We will provide campus-wide Post-Award education trainings and workshops several times throughout the year in order to increase grant-administrative knowledge and expertise.
All faculty and grant-related administrative staff are encouraged to participate in these ongoing educational opportunities.
Take a look at our previous Post-Award educational trainings:
Planning, Spending, & Reconciling Your Grant
When the End (of your grant) is Near: Strategies for Winding Down Your Sponsored Program
Understanding Your Grant Weather Report: What's Your Project's Forecast?