Grant and Contract Certification Program

Grant and Contract Certification Program 
This certification program is designed for research and non-research sponsored program administrators and support staff. 

It is aimed to provide you with a better understanding of: proposal and budget development, contract & review process, research compliance issues, OMB guidance, cost sharing, indirect cost returns, program income, electronic research administration system, post-award management and reporting.

The Grant and Contract Certification Program is offered every spring and fall semester.

The program is comprised of six (6) modules, three in class, and three on-line through Laulima:
Module 1 (In Class)

  • Research Administration Overview
  • Funding Opportunity Search - PIVOT
  • Budget & Proposal Development
  • Conflict of Interest (COI)
  • Research Compliance / Misconduct & Conflict of Interest (VCR)
  • Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development - OTTED

Online Module 2

  • Facility and Administrative (Indirect) Costs
  • Cost Sharing
  • Program Income

Module 3 (In Class)

  • Financial & Administrative Compliance  
  • OMB Circulars
  • Subrecipient Monitoring

Online Module 4

  • Proposal Preparation and Awards Process
  • Funding Opportunities and Solicitations Revisited
  • Preparation of Proposal and the myGRANT Record
  • Proposal Budget Preparations Revisited
  • Reviewing, Negotiating  and Approving Awards  

Online Module 5

  • Award Administration and Closeout
  • Receiving and Administering an Award
  • Project Closeout
  • Compliance Revisited

Module 6 (In class)

  • Research Compliance
  • Information Technology Services – Sensitive Information (ITS)
  • Export Controls (ECO)
  • Office of Risk Management (RM)
  • UH Human Studies Program (IRB)
  • Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Biosafty Committee (IBC)
  • Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO)
  • Online module question and answers

Registration for Fall 2014 (click here)  

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