Project Start Up

Project Start Up

After an official award has been received by JCSU and before any work has been done on the project, a Project Start Up meeting should be held. This will be attended by a GSPAR budget specialist and by the Principal Investigator (PI). The items that will be discussed at this meeting include the following:

Award Specifics

Funding Agency
Award amount
Type of award
Project period

Project Description

Personnel required
Student involvement



Project Administration

Financial and Progress Reports
Final Reports
Report clearance (internal)


GSPAR Support

Compliance workshops
Budget review schedule
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations
Inventory requirements

GSPAR’s goal is for the award to be programmatically and administratively managed as efficiently as possible. The Project Start Up meeting will assist the (PI) and the GSPAR office in reaching this mutually beneficial goal.

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