The ORS Post Award Team is committed to supporting PI's in their management of sponsored funds. In partnership with researchers, college/school administrators and central administrators, we support the policies and procedures that enable The New School to be compliant with the regulations and requirements of our sponsors.

One of the most important aspects of grant administration is the proper expenditure of funds. Sponsored funds can be used to defray most if not all of the costs of doing research. It is imperative, however, to abide by guidelines that specify those expenses that should be listed as direct costs on federal awards, those that should be reimbursed through indirect cost recovery, and those that are not eligible for reimbursement. PIs are ultimately responsible for financial management as well as technical project management. PIs and their research administrative staff should all be aware of the following cost principles, outlined in Uniform Guidance or OMB Circular A-21, which determine the appropriateness of listing an expense as a direct charge on a sponsored award: allowability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency. The documents below are resources to assist with the management of awards:

To facilitate the management of awards you can view the Uniform Guidance, or you can download the New School Journey - Compensation Compliance Under UG 200-430 for information on how we manage awards here at the New School.

If you are not sure where to start, contact one of the ORS Post Award Team members at for additional help.

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