Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
Sponsored Programs Services
Establishing and Terminating Sponsored Accounts
ESTABLISHING THE ACCOUNT
Sponsored Programs Services establishes a sponsored account after:
The University, department, and investigator use the account to track open
invoices, expenditures, and revenues related to the sponsored project.
- The University receives a signed agreement from the sponsor, and
- The grant or contract documentation is processed by the Office of
Grant and Research Development (OGRD). OGRD delivers the processed documentation
Accounts for sponsored projects are established in programs 11-14. See 30.05
for an explanation of "program."
Process an advance expenditure authorization if it is necessary
to initiate purchases prior to receipt of the signed agreement. See 40.23.
Sponsored Programs Services generates a Sponsored Project Allocation
Notice based on allocations and other account attribute data entered into the
sponsored projects database. (See sample in the PDF version of BPPM 40.04.2.)
Sponsored Programs Services uses the form for amendments and renewals
as well as for new accounts.
Sponsored Programs Services sends the form to the responsible dean.
The department and principal investigator may begin spending
the amount allocated after the indicated project effective date (or earlier
if approved as described in 40.23).
Some form sections are self-explanatory or include codes that
may not be of interest to departments and investigators. Other form sections
are described below. The explanation number is keyed to the corresponding
number on the sample.
Account Code (1)
The account code of the sponsored account. See 30.05
for an explanation of the components of the account code.
OGRD No. (2)
Office of Grant and Research Development control number.
Cost Sharing Obligation (3)
The cost sharing obligation for the project.
The object allocations for the project. See 70.09
for a description of objects and subobjects.
The amount previously allocated by object.
Current allocation adjustment.
The sum of Previous Budget and Current Adjustment.
This is the amount allocated.
Grant/Contract No. (5)
Assigned by Sponsored Programs Services for internal use.
Overhead Rate (6)
The facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rate charged
the sponsor. See 40.25.
To view the current F&A Cost Rate Agreement, go to the Sponsored Programs
Services web site at:
Ninety days prior to the termination date of the account, Sponsored
Programs Services sends a checklist to the department and
the principal investigator. The checklist includes items to be reviewed
prior to project termination, e.g., Personnel Action changes, agency approvals,
cost-sharing considerations, Effort Certification Reports.
The department and principal investigator are not to spend or obligate account
monies after the project's termination date. See 40.03
for expenditure deadlines.
Sponsored Programs Services closes the account after:
- All outstanding encumbrances and obligations are paid.
- All overdrafts are cleared.
- Cost sharing obligations are met.
- Reports are sent and approved.
- Funds are received from the sponsor.