The Office of Grants & Contracts (GCO) at UIC supports University faculty and their departments in the administration and expenditure of sponsored project awards by developing and disseminating policies and procedures, managing the financial interactions with sponsors, and assuring compliance with University and sponsor policies, while minimizing the administrative burden on faculty and protecting the interests of the faculty and the University.

The primary services of the UIC Office of Grants & Contracts include:

  • Sponsored project post-award management – setting up and closing out awards, submitting reports and bills to sponsors, and reviewing sponsored project expenditures
  • Audit and compliance – responding to audit requests and ensuring awards are managed according to applicable policies, procedures, and laws
  • Cash and receivable management – collecting outstanding payments from sponsors for expenses incurred
  • Costing, training and analysis – developing F&A (indirect cost) and fringe benefit rates and calculating and/or reviewing service center rates to ensure compliance with Federal guidelines; training and outreach activities; and financial analyses, surveys and reviews

UIC has a sponsored portfolio of approximately 2790 active awards and $356M in sponsored expenditures from Federal, State, Other Government, and Private funding sources (FY17 figures).


GCO Announcements

Job Announcement - Information Technology Technical Associate (IT Development)

Jul 24

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, located in a large metropolitan area, is seeking a full-time Information Technology Technical Associate (IT Development) to assist the department by providing technical leadership in the analysis, design, and implementation of software design solutions, as well as manage all phases of software development life-cycle including design, implementation, deployment, development, testing and maintenance.

UIC DPI Cycle 1 Seed Funding Program Awards

Mar 4

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the winners of the UIC Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) Cycle 1 Seed Funding Program. The number and quality of proposals submitted by UIC faculty demonstrated the enthusiasm for research that supports the DPI mission, and promotes commercialization and entrepreneurship within our research enterprise.