Processing Awards through OPAM

The Office of Post-Award Management (OPAM - previously OGCA) provides services to faculty and their administrative staff in support of extramural funding from award account set up to post-award management.  

OPAM Services

Once a sponsor has indicated an interest in funding a proposal we:

  • Review, negotiate and accept awards for the university on behalf of the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Provide guidance in the overview and interpretation of award terms and conditions.
  • Liaise between the PI, other on campus offices (primarily the Controller’s Office) and the sponsor for post-award actions that require coordination, contact with, and approval from the sponsor (budget revisions, no cost extensions, and other issues).
  • Offer ongoing workshops and information sessions on key issues and topics regarding sponsored research administration.
  • Maintain updated information, links and guidance documents on many funding sponsors.

Award Administrators

OPAM award administrators are assigned on a funding agency basis. A list with contact information is available on our staff directory.

Our award administrators' primary focus is on:

  • Compliance with university policy
  • Award negotiation and acceptance
  • Award modification as needed during its life cycle
  • Award management
  • Related departments

OPAM works closely with other departments within Research and Engagement and the Controller’s office. Each department has a specific role to play in sponsored-research administration. Familiarize yourself with their functions and policies: