Receiving grant and contract funding in today’s environment requires those that receive funds to have absolute control and visibility into how the funds are used to support their sponsored projects and programs. Whether you are an institution of higher education, a government agency, or a non-profit organization, the proper management of your grants is essential to ensuring the continuation of this important revenue stream.
Grant management involves the administration of grants, cooperative agreements, and other related instruments. This includes designing, developing, implementing, and interpreting policies, procedures, and practices for managing grants and assistance. Grant managers provide training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients as needed. They also review and evaluate the adequacy of grants and assistance policies and procedures and serve as a liaison between the European Commission and external customers, recipients, and awardee communities to clarify, interpret, and resolve issues. Grant managers initiate, plan, and conduct surveys and studies to recommend changes to policies, procedures, and regulations in order to continuously improve the grant management process.