Grants Management: Reporting and Revision Strategies Funders Will Applaud 

60-Minute On-Demand Webinar available on CD, MP4 and PDF Transcript.

Now that your proposal has become a funded grant, reporting is a must. Although every PI recognizes the need for periodic  reporting to the funding agency, a proactive approach to timely reporting can help in the overall project management.

In the course of any project a PI can expect changes in the project’s circumstances, and the funding agency expects the PI to adapt to those circumstances. Project revisions need varying levels of approval from something as simple as a no-cost extension to a formal ok from a program officer to revise budget or major goals or objectives of a project.

In University audits, not submitting reports on time is one of the most common findings. However, reports can become a fundamental management device that gets the team and subawardees focused on deliverables. At your project kick-off meeting add project reporting to the agenda, stress timeliness and hound relentlessly if you need to.

During this how-to webinar, your expert presenter, Dr. Michael Lesiecki, will show you how to make reporting an integral part of the project activities. You will also dig into what the funding agency does with the reports, how they are used to authorize next funding increments and how they help program officers demonstrate the value of the program. When done effectively, reports can become a powerful external and internal communications tool.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • How to develop a management process that results in timely, informative reports
  • Using reports themselves as management tools
  • Tips to ensure reports meet audit requirements
  • How to plan for inevitable revisions to the project plan and budget
  • How to justify your revision request so they say yes

 Who Should Attend:

PI’s, Research Teams, Grants Management, Sponsored Program Office and Administrative personnel. This series can and will catalyze a strong working relationship with grants accounting, grants management, research and the PI’s team.

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Meet Your Presenter:

Michael Lesiecki, PhD, is the principal investigator for a large grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. He has 27 peer-reviewed journal publications and one patent. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University. He was a Research Professor at the University of Utah and an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. At Exxon Research and Engineering, Dr. Lesiecki worked as a Senior Scientist and at Candela Laser Corporation he was the Director of the Bioscience Division. He authored successful NIH Small Business Innovation Research proposals at Candela. Dr. Lesiecki currently serves on proposal review committees for the NSF, Department of Education and Department of Labor.


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