Establishing A Project Account Number
After an award has been formally accepted by the University, the relevant documents are sent to Grants Accounting for assignment of an account number for the award and for setting up the account in the University’s financial reporting system. ORSP and the PI are notified by Grants Accounting once the account number is assigned. Research activities are governed by OMB Uniform Guidance (OMB Uniform Guidance). Researchers should allow two weeks for notification/assignment of a project account numbers. This time allows the ORSP and Grants Accounting time to complete their respective reviews. The Request for Budget Establishment form is provided ORSP Request for Budget Establishment
Grant activity is recorded in the “2” ledger. Accounting Services will assign the account number and establish it on the general ledger and in other locations. Grants must be established according to function and expense purpose which are: Instruction, Research, Public Service, Academic Affairs, Student Support, Instructional Support, Operations and Maintenance, Scholarships, and Fellowships.