SPA’s Handbook provides research faculty and staff all NYU policies and procedures governing post-award administration of grants and contracts. The Handbook - as well as this supporting website - will evolve with changes in Federal law, sponsor requirements and NYU's needs. As a result, both the Handbook and website will be reviewed and updated each year by Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA).
Please take time to visit our Comments and Suggestions form, available in the right-hand column of this page. SPA wants feedback from Principal Investigators and their staff to ensure that the Handbook is responsive to its users. The Handbook and website will be reviewed and updated four times in its first year and annually thereafter.
Focuses on Federal grants and other sponsor agreements. It also provides background and tools useful in managing Federal contracts and establishes policies and procedures governing sponsored programs post-award financial administration throughout NYU’s global network.
Please note that exceptions associated with the requirements of local law and custom or operational needs must be submitted to and approved by Sponsored Programs Administration.
Full versions of these policies can be found in the NYU Policy & Compliance website.
Grants and Contracts Management
Public and private grants and contracts management requires consideration of financial and administrative requirements and compliance considerations that must be taken into account with every new award.
This Handbook attempts to capture, simplify and organize critical information in an easy to use format that NYU faculty and staff can reference while managing federal grants and contracts.
The SPA Handbook provides an overview of post-award sponsored program management, including:
- Opening and Closing Sponsored Accounts
- Managing Sponsored Program Expenditures, including Personnel Expenses, Travel, Membership Dues, Equipment, Computers, etc.
- Dealing with Cost Share
- The NIH Salary Cap
- Processing Cost Transfers
- Program Income
- Working with Recharge Centers
- Managing Equipment Purchased with Federal Funding
- Managing Subawards
- Closing Out Awards & Financial Reporting
- Handling Audits
- Comprehensive Glossary of Terms and Acronyms