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Award Documents

As stated in the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governor’s Policy, all grant applications and agreements must be reviewed and approved through the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Integrity. OSPRI staff will get all of the necessary approvals for each application.

  • Primary Award Agreement: The primary award agreement is awarded by the funding agency to UCM or to the pass-through entity.
  • Subaward Agreement: The subaward is the agreement issued from the pass-through to their subrecipient. Not all grant agreements have a subaward.

The Primary Award Agreement must be completed before a subaward agreement can be issued. If the prime award is from federal funding, and the subaward is for $25,000 or more, the prime must complete Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting by the end of the month of a fully executed agreement.

OSPRI will complete the following to process the agreement:

  • Coordinate with UCM’s Legal Affairs & Risk Management office to ensure that all agreements conform to UCM’s standards and do not jeopardize the university.
  • Serve as the agreement negotiator, as needed, to resolve any issues in the agreement’s language, scope of work, and/or budget.
  • Secure all necessary signatures from Authorized Organizational Representatives (AORs), Fiscal Officers, and/or notary publics; and.
  • Return the executed contract to the funder and will retain the original fully executed agreement (when available) for audit purposes.

Next Steps & Compliance

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Post Award Processes

Learn about how a grant or fee for service contract is managed after it is awarded. This process includes managing funds, reporting, and navigating university resources.

Post Award

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Closeout Process

After the end date of the grant, there is a closeout process. This includes final expenditures, final reporting, and final invoicing.


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Compliance Resources

Following university and funder guidelines is critical in managing a grant or contract. The Compliance section provides guidance and resources for keeping in good standing with a funding agency. Additionally, specialized web-based compliance training, CITI, is available at no cost to UCM personnel and students.



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