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Course Description:

Sponsored Projects at Penn has been designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the basic knowledge required to effectively prepare proposals for submission to external sponsors and to monitor and manage grant funds at Penn.  The course is divided into the following five half-day sessions:

  • Introduction to Sponsored Project Administration
  •  Proposal Preparation & Processing
  •  Award Acceptance and Account Set-up,
  •  Post Award Management
  •  Closeout and Audits of Sponsored Project Funds
Sessions will also include discussion of allowability of costs, budget preparation, proper documentation and reporting tools.


Who should register?
Individuals who assist faculty with the preparation of proposals requiring the individual to make determinations of allowability, allocability, and reasonableness in accordance with sponsor guidelines, federal regulations, and University and School/Center policies/procedures and regulatory requirements; review and approve expenditures at the central level; provide counsel and advice to faculty regarding cost transfers, effort reporting or overall award management; are responsible for the monitoring of awards, reviewing financial reports for accuracy and compliance and assuring that charges are allowable, properly allocated and reasonable.

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