When SDSU Research Foundation receives an award, the assigned SR grant specialist analyzes each document for relevant terms and conditions and prepares a summary called the "award analysis." The award analysis is used for all 5 ledgers (sponsored programs). Certain sections of the analysis can be used for other types of funds. The award analysis is an electronic document accessible on PI Profile and is intended to be used as a working tool by project directors. The analysis contains essential data about the purpose of the project, the source of revenue or funding agency, and expected expenditure activity, including the research foundation internal grant and fund number, budget, applicable sponsor regulations, expenditure and re-budgeting restrictions, equipment disposition instructions, project start and end dates, F&A or administrative fee basis and rate, cost-sharing, and reporting requirements. The award analysis sets forth the project's fiscal parameters and should be carefully reviewed by all key project personnel
The analysis is made available electronically to the PI, university department chair, university dean and/or other university officials, SDSURF’s facilities department, finance and accounting department, and SR administration. The analysis is updated whenever there is a change to the award. Changes include but are not limited to a change of PI, change of sponsor technical or grant officer, receipt of supplemental funding, approval/implementation of a no-cost extension, carryover of unexpended funds from a prior budget period, and the revision of technical and fiscal reporting requirements.
The preparation of the analysis is a process that involves multiple SR staff members. It is the responsibility of the SR grant specialist to review the award and identify data that is to be included in the analysis. The SR technician has the primary responsibility for inputting data into the analysis database. The final analysis document is reviewed and authorized by the SR grant specialist and/or her/his respective supervisor prior to being made accessible on the research foundation’s web site.
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