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The Office of Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) provides financial administration to sponsored research grants and contracts and compliance with both University and sponsor regulations. ASRSP performs functions pertinent to financial reporting, invoicing, collecting revenue, coordinating audits and processing transactions. 

For post-award questions for ASRSP, contact the Grant and Contract Financial Administrator (GCFA) for the project. The GCFA contact can be found on the GM045 or on the ASRSP website.

Allowable Costs

The federal government does not allow certain types of expenses to be charged to federally sponsored research. These unallowable costs are described on the ASRSP website.

Be aware of the costing principles and guidelines for charging sponsored project accounts.

Northwestern policies and guideline as well as Federal policies related to post-award management of grants are provided on the ASRSP website.

Grant Close Out

The PI will receive advance notification from ASRSP via e-email regarding closeout reports. The PI is responsible for completing closeout reports. ASRSP has a list of steps to take on a timely basis prior to award closeout. Visit their website on sponsored project closeout for more information, and use their Award Closeout Checklist to track the required steps.

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