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Grants Accounting and Financial Management

The mission of the Grants Accounting and Financial Management (GAFM) area within the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) includes oversight of the financial administration of externally funded contracts and grants received by the University of North Florida (UNF).


GAFM is responsible for complying with federal, state, University, and funding source regulations and guidelines. Audits conducted by agencies, state, and federal auditors require GAFM to maintain sound fiscal and internal controls. Further, the ORSP is responsible for certifying that project activities are in the best interest of the University and enhance its academic mission. Therefore, GAFM is guided by federal, state, University, and agency specific guidelines.


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Project Setup

Congratulations on your new award! The Contract Administration (CA) unit within the ORSP will receive notification from a sponsor when a proposal has been approved for funding.

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Project Management

Now that your award is established, what's next? Project management involves many activities regarding the management of sponsored funds, compliance with federal regulations, and the adherence to University policies and procedures. In this section, you will find guidance on how to appropriately administer your project throughout its life cycle.

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Most projects will include reporting requirements, whether programmatic, financial, or both. The sponsor's award notification should outline the schedule for completing periodic progress and financial reports.

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Financial Compliance

Financial Compliance ensures the PIs and all involved with the award complies with federal, state, city, and University regulations, requirements, and guidelines, along with information, resources, and educational opportunities to support UNF's research community.

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Project Closeout

Once your research has been completed, it's time to ensure that any obligations to the sponsor have been satisfied and all project funds are closed in a timely manner. Most sponsored projects will have closeout requirements regardless of the funding source.

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Quicklinks to Regulations and Sponsor Sites

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