Purpose and Scope
The purpose of the Contracts and Grants initiative is to provide guidelines for establishing and maintaining the baseline standards for the post-award Contracts and Grants Process of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. The focus of the process improvements encompass the following six sub-processes: 1) Account Setup, 2) Time and Effort, 3) Grant Management, 4) Billing and Drawdowns, 5) Reporting, and 6) Grant Closeout.
The standards apply to all sponsored projects within the UNC System. Further, the document assumes the successful completion of the Pre-Award stage (from identifying funding and proposal development and submission) through successful negotiation and acceptance of the award as well as completion of the regulatory review and approval process.
The Contracts and Grants Office is dedicated to enhancing University research and sponsored activity by providing guidance and support services to its various stakeholders during the Post-Award stage of the process from award setup to award closeout.
For more information regarding the Contracts and Grants Initiative please contact the Process Team Lead:
Sarah Smith firstname.lastname@example.org