The Grants Manager for the department of Computer Science assists faculty in identifying and applying for grants. Computer Science manages, as of January 2021, $55M in grant funding. Currently there are 47 active faculty members with a hiring rate of about 3 per year. The Grants Manager is involved with all aspects of pre and post award tasks, monitors all sponsored accounts, including cost sharing accounts, and prepares budget forecasts three times a year for departmental faculty. In addition, the Grants Manager is responsible for developing plans to meet funding challenges, reconciles project accounts, reviews and submits all proposals in ERA, assists Sponsored Research Accounting with internal audits, & maintains a detailed working knowledge of changes in systems or in the grant application process, accounting process and compliance. The Grants Manager is a senior financial manager working directly and independently with the Department Manager, the Department Chair, Princeton University Grants Managers, other outside institutional financial administrators as well as government and non government sponsor personnel. The Grants Manager serves as a resource for faculty, students and staff on policy and procedural questions related to grants management and financial controls. This individual must possess a firm understanding of academic research, government funding agency practices, compliance, university and departmental policies. The Grants Manager is also responsible for organizing, submitting and updating non funded agreements and data sharing agreements through the ERA system. 88 proposals totaling $66M and 31 agreements have been submitted through CS since January 2020. This position works closely with Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA), on no cost extensions, new awards, prior approvals, non funded agreements, subcontracts and consultant agreements and will work with Sponsored Research Accounting on invoicing and monthly reporting to ensure university and sponsored research regulations are followed.
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