Professional & Organizational Development

Faculty Grants Management

Principal investigators (PIs) must participate in a Faculty Grants Management (FGM) workshop when they have active grants that are funded by an external sponsor.

The FGM online course is currently unavailable while it is being updated. If you are required to take the FGM refresher, please register for the in-person course which has been completely redesigned and will be offered next on May 10, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience.

You must complete the workshop at least once every four years or lose your ability to submit additional grant proposals as well as expenditure authority on grants.

New PIs

If this is your first time attending the workshop:

  • You must attend the in-person workshop within four months of receiving written notification of your award.
Register for the in-person workshop

There is no fee for PIs to attend the workshop. The in-person workshop is offered once each quarter and is held in the UW Tower auditorium.










Returning PIs

The FGM online course is unavailable while it is being updated. If you are required to take the FGM refresher, please register for the in-person course which has been completely redesigned and will be offered next on May 10, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience.

The UW Faculty Grants Management workshop is designed to help you with the fiscal aspects of managing your grant. It helps ensure that you understand the grant process and stay up to date with changes to that process.The workshop covers the entire grant life cycle, which includes

  • Finding funding
  • Developing a proposal
  • Starting the project
  • Managing resources
  • Closing the grant

You’ll also learn which UW office to contact when you need assistance managing your grant.

FGM is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Financial Management. The workshop is coordinated by Professional & Organizational Development, part of UW Human Resources.

The Office of Sponsored Programs helps you secure external financial awards for sponsored projects and collaborations. They review, negotiate, approve, and provide administrative oversight related to proposals and establishment of awards.Once you’ve secured an award, the Grant and Contract Account office helps you comply with the UW grant process and manage your resources during the lifecycle of the award. They provide a researcher’s guide that compiles information about the UW grants process.

Professional & Organizational Development offers courses on grant administration and related topics including: fiscal reporting, procurement, post-award processes, internal control practices, and others. These courses are only offered to UW faculty and staff.

Principal investigators at UW are required to attend FGM. Other UW employees may also attend an in-person workshop when space permits.

UW staff and faculty who may benefit from the workshop include:

  • New faculty members who are pursuing a career in research and plan to submit a grant proposal
  • Professional staff with signatory authority on grants
  • Professional staff with significant grant administration duties