Grant Administration Contacts
Director of Foundation Relations & Government Support
Roles: Assists Faculty members with proposal preparation and submission
Roles: Assists Faculty members with proposal budgets, proposal submission, grant compliance support, budget revisions, cost transfers, R&D audit, and grant/contract review
A.V.P. for Business Affairs/Asst. Treasurer
Roles: Grant/contract review, authorized signer for Grants/contracts
Administering a grant appropriately may be more challenging than creating a successful grant application. The information below provides a good resource for grant administration, internal policies, compliance, and grant administration contacts in the HMC Community.
External Grant Administration Resources:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The Award and Administration Guide (AAG) (Part II of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide) sets forth NSF policies regarding the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements and implements OMB Circular A-110.
The General Grant Conditions, Research Terms and Conditions, Cooperative Agreement
Conditions and Special Conditions pages provide the full text of the terms and conditions used to manage NSF grants and cooperative agreements. Topics covered include awardee responsibilities, Federal requirements, pre-award costs, no-cost extensions, significant project changes, travel, allowable costs, project reports, final report requirements, and more.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS) is intended to make available to NIH grantees, in a single document, the policy requirements that serve as the terms and conditions of NIH grant awards. This document also is designed to be useful to those interested in NIH grants by providing information about NIH—its organization, its staff, and its grants process. This version includes many links within the document as well as links to some web resources outside of this document. Users are strongly encouraged to use the on-line version of this document to benefit from these links.
U.S. Department of Education
Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which pertains to the U.S. Department of Education and related Federal entities, is composed of several hundred parts printed in three volumes. Parts 74-99 of that title are collectively known as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). These parts contain regulations for administering discretionary and formula grants awarded by the Department.
There are several internal policies relating to federal grants that faculty members should know. The most important of these polices are:
- Allowable and Unallowable Costs
- Equipment Inventory Requirements
- Scientific Conduct
- Suspension and Debarment
- Time and Effort Certification
Internal Policies for HMC:
Determining whether costs are allowable and should be charged to a fedreral grant or contract is important. Learn more... (pdf)
P.I.'s may find it necesssary to revise their budget for their grant or contract. Some situations require prior agency approval. Learn more... (pdf)
When the need for transferring costs between accounts involving a federally funded grant or contract is necessary, care should be taken that any transfer of costs into or out of federally funded accounts are handled appropriately. Learn more... (pdf)
Equipment Inventory Requirements
Maintaining an inventory of equipment costing $5,000 or more that is purchased with federal funds is required. Learn more... (pdf)
Human Subject Use
The Institutional Review Board protects the rights and welfare of humans recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the Claremont Graduate University and Harvey Mudd College. Learn more... (pdf)
For more information about the Institutional Review Board (IRB), please visit the IRB website.
All faculty members and students of Harvey Mudd College have full ownership of any intellectual property that they produce during the course of their involvement with the college, except when external sponsorship of the work requires the assignment elsewhere. Learn more... (pdf)
There are certain standards within the scientific community, which are essential to ensure the quality and integrity of research. Learn more... (pdf)
Suspension and Debarment
When purchasing goods or services using federal funds, it is necessary to verify that the vendor is not suspended or debarred from receiving federal funds. Learn more... (pdf)
Time and Effort Certification
Salaries on federal grants typcially make up the majority of expenditures and special certifications must be completed to satisfy federal regulations. Learn more... (pdf)
Compliance is an important subject when it comes to grant administration. Faculty will find the following compliance topics to be of particular interest:
- OMB Circular A-21
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
- Federal Travel Regulation/Fly American Act
Below are important compliance resources:
The Office of Management and Budget
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) oversees the activities of federal agencies in the United States. OMB Circulars are instructions or information issued by the OMB. The following OMB Circulars apply to Educational Institutions:
- OMB Circular A-21 establishes principles for determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with educational institutions.
- OMB Circular A-110 sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among Federal agencies in the administration of grants to and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations.
- OMB Circular A-133 (pdf) sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among Federal agencies for the audit of States, local governments, and non-profit organizations expending Federal awards.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
Faculty who have recevied federal assistance or are interested in applying for federal assistance should review the applicable CFDA for specific requirements of the program and related audit information. Learn more...
Federal Travel Regulation/Fly American Act
The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) implements statutory requirements and Executive branch policies for travel by individuals authorized to travel at government expense. Learn more...
The United States established export controls to protect the national security and foreign policy interests. Export controls govern the shipment, transmission, or transfer of certain regulated items, information, or software to foreign persons or entities.
When export control regulations apply, the approval from the U.S. Government may be necessary. In these situations, such as when fundamental research safe harbor is unavailable, an export license must be obtained to ship or share of regulated/controlled items, information or software. Learn more...