Faculty Research Forum: Financial Management

The video and presentation resources on this page were developed to assist faculty with the fiduciary responsibilities associated with sponsored research funding. The resources include information on spending, effort reporting, managing the burn rate on awards, and planning for the financial well-being of projects over time. Financial management is a partnership between faculty, department grants managers, the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) and Sponsored Research Accounting (SRA). Watch the recorded presentation to learn about key concepts and resources essential to avoid pitfalls, and strengthen the campus partnerships.

Forum topics:

  • The support network available to assist in financial management, including the role of the PI and Grants Manager
  • Sponsor requirements and award-based financial decisions
  • Financial tools and resources available
  • Presentation material (download as PDF)


  • Elizabeth Adams, Director, Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA)
  • Maureen Thompson-Siegel, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations¬†(CEFR)
  • Sarah McGovern, Assistant Director, Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (SML)
  • Glynis Sherard, Senior Associate Controller and Director, Sponsored Research Accounting (SRA)
  • Matt Kotsovolos, Senior Associate Director, Sponsored Research Accounting (SRA)
  • Hemachand Jaladi, Manager, Business Intelligence, Finance and Treasury (F & T)