Post Award

PAF Overview


NOT-OD-13-112 - Effective October 1, 2013, NIH is transitioning payments for grant awards to subaccounts, which means payments will be made on individual grants versus all of our grants pooled together.  This will change the way we handle projects in FMS for current NIH awards and non-competing continuation (Type 5) awards.  NIH will issue all non-competing (Type 5) awards as Type 4 awards (funded extension awards).  This will require new projects to be established in FMS for existing awards. 

We will discuss NOT-OD-13-112 at the next AURA meeting on Wednesday, September 25th, 10:00 a.m., MSB2.135 and recommend all post award administrators attend. 


The Post-Award Finance team (PAF) is responsible for helping principal investigators and department administrators with the efficient and effective fiscal management of grants and contracts once awarded. PAF ensures grant and contract accounts are set-up correctly in the Financial Management System (FMS), are managed and administered accurately, and are closed out correctly and timely. PAF also serves as an institutional policy and compliance liaison. As part of this role, PAF works with and provides documentation for external audits and assists internal audit personnel in responding to audit findings with appropriate action.

Useful Links

Budget Journals vs Budget Transfers

Contact Info

Cost Transfer Request Form and Exception to Policy Cost Transfer Request Form

CPRIT Guidelines and Resources

Financial Reporting

FTE Salary Cap Worksheet

PAF Website Table of Contents / Site Map (An "At-a-Glance" guide to all of the PAF's web pages in an easy to locate format.)

Processing Retroactive PAs Policy and Procedures

Relevant HOOP Policies


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