Close Out An Award

Final Steps: Closing Out Your Award

Proper close-out of a research award ensures the prudent and compliant management of sponsored programs at Howard University and all parties involved. Accurate and timely closeout of sponsored awards also ensures the continued success of subsequent research, and promotes continued good will with sponsors.

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Closing out an award may include, but is not limited to:
  • Final financial report
  • Equipment report
  • Technical reports (Principal Investigators)
  • Intellectual property reports (Principal Investigators)
  • Accounting deactivation and closeout in FRS
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This policy outlines the award closeout process to be followed when a sponsored program is scheduled to end in order to ensure that Howard University meets all of the sponsor's requirements.