Project Director (PD) Responsibilities
The PD carries out the project work according to the scope, directing project staff and reporting progress to the sponsor as required. The PD also has responsibility for financial and project management. It is up to the PD to establish and start-up plan for the project, and provide clear roles and responsibilities for project and support staff.
The PD is responsible for compliance and ethical conduct in research.
One of the most important aspects of a project is managing it successfully to ensure additional funding and compliance. This may mean adhering to your reporting milestones, steadily spending your budget, monitoring subcontractors, hiring students, or managing the absence of a project team member.
Post Award Reporting
All agencies and most private foundations have reporting requirements for grantees. The PD is responsible and accountable for meeting the funding agency's reporting requirements by the required due date. It is the PD's responsibility to also send the reports to the Grants Office, where they can be filed with the grant file.
Facilities and Administrative Costs/Federally Negotiated Indirect Rate
SRU has a federally negotiated rate with the government to allow for inclusion of indirect costs in the grant budgets which are made up of a specific percentage of specific line items. Facilities and Administrative Costs are expenses incurred in supporting research or other activities but not directly attributable to just one project. General categories include the cost of facilities, utilities, equipment, and university services such as purchasing, personnel, accounting, or computing. SRU has a F&A cost rate negotiated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This rate must be applied to projects that allow for indirect costs at a federally negotiated rate. The current rate is 46% on-campus and 17.60% off-campus and is in effect until 7/1/2025.
Grant Seekers Handbook I - A how to manual to guide you through finding funding; project and budget development; and submission instructions.
Grant Seekers Handbook II - A how to manual to guide you through receiving an award; managing your budget; purchasing; policies and compliance; and closing your project.
Federally Sponsored Project Payroll Certification Standard (formally Time and Effort Reporting) - Standard on reporting payroll certification for Federal Grants.
Federally Sponsored Project Payroll Certification Procedures (formally Time and Effort Reporting) - Procedures/Guidelines on reporting payroll certification for Federal Grants.
Purchases Procured with Federal Funds by Non-Federal Entities - Methods of procurement to be followed
Checklist for Purchases Procured with Federal Funds by Non-Federal Entities
Grant Information Sheet