The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) reviews, negotiates and accepts all sponsored program funding on behalf UW. When OSP receives an award from a sponsor a SAGE funding action (FA) is created.
If you do not have an approved eGC1 in SAGE for an award, you will need to submit an eGC1 and mark After the Fact (ATF). Review the ATF eGC1s for Agreements & Awards process for more information.
Based on information in the eGC1, HOLDs (aka “blocked” in MyResearch) are automatically placed on an FA to allow necessary compliance review. FA’s placed on “HOLD” cannot be released for budget set up until the HOLD reason has been resolved.
In addition to automatic hold reasons outlined below, OSP reviews agreements for consistency with UW principles and policies, state law, and other Federal requirements that may impact the project. OSP reviewers may place a manual hold on an FA.
Automatic FA Hold Guidance
Based on a preparer’s response to questions on an eGC1, Automatic System Holds are placed on a Funding Action (FA) to allow compliance review.
Why Hold Placed / Review areas
More Information & Guidance
|Budget & Fiscal
|F-1||Outstanding questions on use of F&A rates in the budget.||Review information on Applying F&A Rates from GIM 13|
|Budget & Fiscal
|F-2||OSP is confirming costs described & justified in proposal & that award does not disallow.||Review: Proposal Budget Development-Administrative & Clerical Salaries|
|Budget & Fiscal
|F-3||OSP is requesting or reviewing a Cost Share Addendum.||Review: Cost Share Guidance
GIM 21: Cost Share on Sponsored Programs
|Human Subjects||HS-1||OSP must be able to verify related IRB protocol approvals or exempt status information.||Questions about Human Subjects Research at the UW?
Contact Human Subjects Division via email: email@example.com
|Animal Use||AU-1||OSP is verifying IACUC protocol information related to the project.||Contact OAW for guidance on animal use in research.|
|Equipment & Materials||E-2||OSP is reviewing terms of the award to determine if further review or licensing is required.||Review Equipment Fabrication guidance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
If University-owned biological materials will be provided to non-UW parties. Review Material Transfer Agreement FAQs
If your project involves sharing or shipping items to or from foreign locations or with foreign nationals:
Review Export Control Measures
Contact email@example.com with questions
|Data & Technology||D-1 thru D-4||OSP is reviewing to determine if further review or licensing is required.||Review more information on:
Questions about export control? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
|SFI/FCOI||SFI/FCOI Up to date||OSP is ensuring all disclosures are made by Investigators, and that an FCOI review is complete.||One or more investigators on PI, Personnel & Organizations page lists SFI of “Yes” or “Unknown”|
|PHS Training||PHS Training||OSP is confirming PHS training is up to date.||One or more investigators on the PI, Personnel, & Organizations of a PHS sponsored eGC1 has either not done the FCOI training or it has expired.|
Manual FA Hold Guidance
OSP reviewers may also place manual holds on a Funding Action for various reasons.
|Type of Hold||What does OSP need to release funding?|
|For Check||A copy of a check award. (The original check goes to Grant and Contract Accounting)|
|Pending Fully Executed Agreement||OSP is waiting for sponsor signature.|
|Revised Budget||Dept. needs to submit a revised budget that matches award amount and allowed costs.|
|Other (Campus)||Department needs to submit PI confirmation, back-up documentation or other necessary information to complete a Funding Action.
OSP is waiting on information from another central office.
|Other (Sponsor)||Revisions or additional info needed from the sponsor.|
|PI Signature||PI Signature needed.|
|Pending Notice to Process/Activation Notice||For fellowship award: OSP is waiting on activation notice to determine start date.|
After HOLD reasons are addressed, OSP sends the Funding Action (FA) to Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA).
GCA uses the FA and attachments (award documents, budget, eGC1 etc.) to set up the award budget in the UW Financial Systems and assigns a UW budget number. GCA notifies the PI and department contacts listed on the eGC1 in SAGE once a budget number has been assigned. Review more information on the GCA budget set up process.
One day after budget set up notification, campus can view the UW budget information in MyFinancial Desktop, and Grant Tracker. Review the proposal documents attached to the FA and award information that was set up in the UW financial systems. Take note of sponsor requirements and deadlines.
Questions about your award? Contact your OSP reviewer.
Questions about the UW budget set up? Contact GCA via GCA’s Grant Tracker.
Request or Review the following if applicable:
If part of your award includes outgoing subawards, review process and guidance for requesting subawards.
Some reasons to separate funds include when funds are restricted within a grant for a specific purpose (e.g. participant support costs or funds that are only for salaries and supplies, pilot studies on Center grants) or multiple UW department project involvement.
If your award has cost share commitments, provide your OSP reviewer with a copy of the Cost Share Addendum. If there is faculty effort committed as cost share, you will also need to provide cost share calculators. OSP will attach these to the FA. These documents assist GCA in setting up the commitments in UW systems.
Certain kinds of income generated by a Federal Award may need to be reported as Program Income. Program Income Procedures provide guidance on the types of income, accounting, set-up management and spending of Program Income.
Forms, Tools, and Resources
- Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC)
- MyFD: Budget Reconciliation
- Advance Budget Request Eligibility Tool
- GCA: Program Income Guidelines
- Institutional Facts & Rates
- Procurement Services: Blanket Purchase Orders (BPO)
- PAFC: Award Calendar
- GCA: GrantTracker
- Financial Reporting: Internal Controls
- PAFC: Award Management
- Subrecipient, Vendor, or Consultant?
- GCA: Final Action Date
- GCA: Cost Share
- MAA: F&A Rates and Costs
- After-the-Fact eGC1s
- GCA: Cost Share Addendum & Instructions