Research Team Roles & Responsibilities

The Research Foundation acts as fiscal sponsor for awards and has responsibility for pre-award and post-award financial administration, including determinations regarding overhead and administrative costs within university policy and practice. In its role as the administrator and fiscal liaison for all externally funded grants, contracts, and special projects, the Research Foundation administers grants and contracts in accordance with sponsor requirements and CSU Executive Order 890 - Administration of Grants and Contracts [pdf].

Services and support provided by the Research Foundation make it possible for faculty who are engaged in research to focus more on conducting research and the project deliverables required for funding agencies, and less on administrative and regulatory requirements, or on marketing their work for continued future funding.

Successful proposal development and submission process as well as grant management and project closeout processes require consistent collaboration between the principal investigator and the Research Foundation.

The Collaborative Team