The Business Office manages grants for researchers from academic departments across the University of Connecticut.
CESE staff assists with the preparation of proposals, including budgets and other required documents, to ensure a smooth proposal review by Sponsored Program Services (SPS) and a timely submission to the sponsor. Staff also works with SPS to answer questions and help resolve issues that arise during the review and post-award process.
After a grant has been awarded, CESE staff works with SPS to establish the grant account and to manage all financial aspects of the account until its closure at the end of the grant period. CESE prepares and processes the associated payroll, purchases, travel, subcontract agreements, and other expenditures, as well as re-budgets, cost transfers, and no-cost extensions. CESE provides periodic budget updates, with encumbrances and expenditures to date charged against the approved budget and the resulting balance, as well as the detail and history of expenditures for the project. Such comprehensive records allow a reference for effort reporting, final expenditure reporting, audit, and other required reports.