The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs conducts the review of proposal and contract budgets. When the ORSP receives a proposal or contract for transmittal, ORSP staff members review the narrative, budget, budget justification, and transmittal sheet to ensure consistency and completeness in information and to ascertain that all items requested in the budget are allowable and consistent with UM procurement policies. If the budget is approved, the ORSP Contracts and Grants Accountant signs the transmittal sheet.
If the ORSP Accountant detects any problems with the budget, an ORSP staff member contacts the PI/PD and works with him or her to resolve the problem. The transmittal sheet and corrected budget are then returned to the ORSP Accountant for approval of the budget and signing of the transmittal sheet.