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Grants & Sponsored Projects

Chicago Campus

The Office of Grants & Contracts (GCO) at UIC supports University faculty and their departments in the administration and expenditure of sponsored project awards by developing and disseminating policies and procedures, managing the financial interactions with sponsors, and assuring compliance with University and sponsor policies, while minimizing the administrative burden on faculty and protecting the interests of the faculty and the University.

The primary services of the UIC Office of Grants & Contracts include:

  • Sponsored project post-award management – setting up and closing out awards, submitting reports and bills to sponsors, and reviewing sponsored project expenditures
  • Audit and compliance – responding to audit requests and ensuring awards are managed according to applicable policies, procedures, and laws
  • Cash and receivable management – collecting outstanding payments from sponsors for expenses incurred
  • Costing, training and analysis – developing F&A (indirect cost) and fringe benefit rates and calculating and/or reviewing service center rates to ensure compliance with Federal guidelines; training and outreach activities; and financial analyses, surveys and reviews

UIC has a sponsored portfolio of approximately 2930 active awards and $338M in sponsored expenditures from Federal, State, Other Government, and Private funding sources (FY16 figures).

Despite increased competition, UIC continues to be granted large sponsored awards, such as the following:

  • A five-year $19.7 million US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pass-through award to support the Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium that aims to improve the prevention and treatment of disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and genetics as opposed to one-size-fits-all care.
  • A five-year $3.7 million HHS award for UIC’s Center for Healthy Work that is focused on improving the health of people in low-wage and often precarious employment situations by identifying conditions contributing to unhealthy work environments and designing interventions to improve work life.
  • A renewal of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science awards with expected funding of $17.6 million over four years.
  • A five-year $5.3 million Department of Education (DED) Hispanic-Serving Institutions - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (HSI-STEM) grant that is focused on increasing the number of Latino and low-income students attaining degrees in STEM fields.
  • A two-year $5.9 million renewal of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Gateway program that operates, maintains and enhances the Gateway Traveler Information System and Travel Midwest website that provides regional travel information, including travel times, congestion, incident, construction, special event, and weather information to ensure traffic moves safely and efficiently. 

Last Updated: February 28, 2017

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