Post-Award Support

Post-Award Support

Here to Support You

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:


                Your Proposal is Funded!...Now What?  A webinar with PI Jena McCollum.

                View Recording Here

                View Info-graphic


    How to Read a Notice of Award (NOA)

    View Slides Here


    Planning, Spending, & Reconciling Your Grant

    View Slides Here 


    When the End (of your grant) is Near: Strategies for Winding Down Your Sponsored Program

    View Slides Here

    View Recording Here


    Understanding Your Grant Weather Report: What's Your Project's Forecast?

    View Slides Here

    View Recording Here

Upcoming Events!

September 6, 2024 - 12pm to 1pm

ePERs Deep Dive – Fully Understanding Your electronic Personnel Effort Report

In this webinar, Office of Research, Post-Award Principal Professional, Marshall Ferguson & Sponsored Projects Accounting Director, Melinda Hamilton will detail how individuals can pull reports, compute the effort pay and then verify their percentages to the system.