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Transform Your Idea Into Your Research

5. Administer Award

Seek assistance from UNM Contract & Grant Accounting, Main throughout the process so that you can focus on the research, ensure good stewardship of funds and conduct the research responsibility.


Step 1.

During the life of your award, direct any questions about your budget, expenditures, allowability or charges and access to reports on your awards to your Fiscal Monitor

Step 2.

Billings and Financial reports. Your Fiscal Monitor will create monthly invoices for each of your awards, bill the funding agencies and provide monthly and quarterly financial status reports as needed on each of your awards.

Step 3.

Financial and Regulatory compliance. You are required to certify effort on your awards on a bi-annual basis. UNM Contract & Grant Accounting, Main coordinates the effort certification process. You will received a system generated email once the effort has been verified by your department accountant or administrator and is ready for you to certify. The University is audited by external auditors on an annual basis. The auditors evaluate all expenditures on federal awards. If your award is selected for audit you will be contacted by the UNM C&GA office to provide additional information for the auditors as needed. Sponsoring agencies also conduct annual desk reviews on the awards they fund. UNM C&GA is the official point of contact on such desk reviews. Direct any questions you may have on any of the above to the UNM C&GA office.

Step 4.

Work with compliance programs to maintain applicable research compliance approvals . Coordinate these approvals with UNM OSP.

Note: It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to ensure compliance approvals from all applicable committees are in place prior to initiating the activities.

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