The Finance office is responsible for post-award administration of all externally sponsored programs for Gallaudet University. We are responsible for sound financial management of sponsored project funds.

Our office works closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure a smooth transition from pre-award to post-award activities. The OSP is responsible for funding opportunities, proposal development, and proposal submission to the federal government. The OSP is also responsible for approving the rebudgeting of sponsored funds in accordance with agency guidelines and federal regulations.  For more information regarding OSP, please see Office of Sponsored Programs

Upon receipt of the sponsor-authorized budget and award notice from OSP, our staff will setup the new sponsored account in the PeopleSoft Financial system and add the associated budget information. We work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) to review and monitor the expected post award financial and compliance responsibilities.

Our office is also responsible for establishing and administering financial policies and procedures as well as coordinating the annual A-133 audit. Additionally, we prepare, submit and negotiate the University's facilities and administrative (indirect cost) and fringe benefit rates with the federal government and have the primary responsibility for establishing policies and procedures that will ensure compliance with government regulations. We are also responsible for the preparation and filing of financial reports, the issuance of invoices, the draw of government funding under Letters of Credit and the collection of effort on behalf of the sponsored program community.