Grants Administration

Administers grants and cooperative agreements, applying knowledge of organizational needs and deadlines.

Key Behaviors
  • Understands and executes the various stages of the grant lifecycle including pre-award review, grant progress monitoring, and award closure.
  • Recognizes factors that influence the grants process.
  • Completes steps involved in the solicitation process.
  • Coordinates actions with program officials regarding administrative and programmatic issues.
  • Develops guidelines for handling and/or adhering to grant changes.
  • Determines when a grantee should be referred to enforcement actions.
  • Communicates expectations and reinforces requirements with grantees.
  • Leads activities to ensure grantee compliance with the established grant.
  • Analyzes requested budgets and determines awarded budgets.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.