Grants, Contracts, & Patents

Also See: Research Administration

Grants & Contracts

The Grant Administration Unit of Sponsored Programs Services administers grants and contracts on behalf of the University.

Activities include establishing new awards and budgets in the University’s accounting system and assisting with pre-award coding requests, approving and processing re-budgets of expenditures, cost transfers, no-cost extensions and preparation of final financial reports.

The Grant Administration Unit provides guidance and consultation on issues such as applicable regulations, allowable costs, cost share and match requirements as well as monitor account activity for adherence to terms and conditions of awards and applicable policies and regulations.

LINK: Office of the Vice President for Research


The Office of the Vice President for Research coordinates all patenting, invention evaluation and commercial development activities, including those of outside organizations such as: selected law firms, which assist with patenting UConn inventions, selected consultants and commercial partners.

LINK: Patents and Other Legal Protections