This page contains guidance for managing a grant at BU. Please also see our award finance FAQs for common financial reporting and administration questions.

Roles and responsibilities

Sponsored Programs Post-Award research administrators work closely with department/grant administrators to track and manage the financial aspects of awards. For a full list of everyone’s roles and responsibilities throughout the entire project lifecycle, please view this handy roles and responsibilities matrix.

Procedures for ongoing award management


Budgeting Non-Employee Post Doc Fringe Benefits

Carryover and No Cost Extensions

Cash Management

Cost Transfers

Effort Reporting

Monitoring Expenditures


Subrecipient vs Contractor Payments

Program Income

Equipment Disposal

Faculty Departure

Travel on Sponsored Awards

Hiring People to Work Abroad