The Guidelines information is divided into two sections. The Preaward section defines the roles of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Office of Advancement and contains information pertaining to the proposal phase, i.e., the identification of funding opportunities, proposal preparation, review and routing. This section contains information on all applicable University rates and compliance numbers that are frequently requested by the sponsors.
The Post-Award section contains information that is pertinent after receipt of an award notice. This section contains information on the administrative issues that OSP must frequently negotiate prior to accepting an award on behalf of the University. It has a section entitled "Managing the Award," i.e., the first actions to be taken after receipt of an award and general guidance on how to manage the award throughout the period of performance. It also contains important information on what activities must take place if a grant funded Principal Investigator (PI) leaves the University and either wishes to transfer the grant to the next institution or wishes to relinquish control so that it can remain at GU.