PI/Departmental administrators informational series for the 2019 – 2020 academic year
August 19, 2019
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is pleased to announce the next brown bag PI/Departmental Administrators Informational Series for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.
The PI/Departmental Administrators Informational Series is not a workshop or “training” program, but an invitation to engage in discussion about various topics relevant to sponsored projects. Specifically, the purpose is to assist NAU faculty and departmental administrators by ensuring they have the information needed to conduct sponsored projects in compliance with sponsors’ general policies and guidelines.
While most of the information covered during the series is primarily applicable to federal funded projects, attendees will be able apply related information to non-federal sponsored projects.
Each month1, beginning in September, OSP will host and lead a brown bag informational session on a specific sponsored projects topic(s). The duration of the informal sessions will be 90 minutes, starting at 12:00 noon and ending at 1:30pm. This is to ensure adequate time for participants to ask questions during each session.
The first brown bag session schedule
Date: September 12th Location: ARD Large Pod Time: 12:00 – 1:30
Topic: Sponsored Project Management “An Overview”: I Received a Notification of Award Activation, What Now?
The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the key “need to know” components of grant administration at NAU.
- Type of Awards and Sponsors
- Federal Cost Principles
- PeopleSoft: NAU’s grant management system
- Award Management Components
- Verify and Monitor, Cost Share, Effort Reporting
- Award Closeout
- Audit Red Flags
For dates, location, and topics for all fall sessions, download the schedule. We are soliciting topics that you would like us to cover during the spring semester (February through April). To submit requested topics, please send an email to OSP-RSVP@nau.edu.
Who Should Participate
NAU faculty and staff that have an existing or pending sponsored project(s) are encouraged to participate in the informational sessions. Departmental Administrators who assist (or will assist) faculty and staff with sponsored projects administration are also encouraged to participate in the informational sessions. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. OSP will provide refreshments.
How to Participate
To participate in an Informational session, please send an e-mail to:
OSP-RSVP@nau.edu and include your name, unit/division, and session you would like to participate. You may RSVP for all sessions via a single e-mail. Reminders will be sent throughout the academic year of upcoming sessions.
1 Excluding the months of December and January
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