APU Grants Hub

Office of Research and Grants


award project management

To start a grant project/program, the first step is to attend an orientation hosted by the Director of Grant Management. The PI/PD will have an overview of the following:

§ Creation of a project management plan and task tracking system;

§ Project account number and budget;

§ The principal investigator/project director’s responsibilities as to grant policies, compliance guidelines, and reporting;

§ Sub-award monitoring plan, as needed;

§ APU expenditure coding and expenditure monitoring;

§ Guidelines on purchasing, including equipment, supplies, and travel;

§ Guidelines on hiring long-term employees funded by grants;

§ Guidelines on hiring short-term employees, external consultants, and contractors funded by grants;

If not already determined, the distribution of indirect costs within APU can be confirmed at the orientation.

Grant Orientation Meeting Checklist (Template)

Grants Lifecycle

Pre-Award

Post-Award