ERIC Number: ED316068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Administering Grants, Contracts, and Funds. Evaluating and Improving Your Grants System.
Bauer, David G.; Otto, Mary L.
Aspects of the grants system are examined, and information on ways to improve the structure of a grants office and sharpen staff skills are provided. Thirteen chapters deal with the following topics: the purpose of the office of grants and contract administration (e.g., the essentials of brainstorming); measuring the success of a grants system (e.g., analyzing and determining the grants potential); developing a preproposal review system; developing staff interest in proposal development; evaluating and improving the grant opportunity research system (e.g., use of newsletters, grants research tools, and the community grants office); the role of the grants office in contacting funding sources (e.g., developing linkages with private and public funding sources); the role of the grants office in promoting an organized proposal (e.g., the role of the project planner, the grants time line, and budget and cash forecasts); the role of the grants office in assurances, submission, and follow-up (including ethics in research and dealing with the decision of the funding source); the role of the grants office in the administration of private funds (e.g., official acceptance and budget modification); the role of the grants office in the administration of federal funds (e.g., cash requests and letters of credit); indirect cost recovery; the role of the grants office in the politics of the funding process (e.g., developing webbing and linkages to elected officials); and the grants administrator. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Contracts, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Grants, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Office Management, Private Financial Support, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, State Aid
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: American Council on Education/Macmillan Series on Higher Education.