Managing Your Grant

After your grant has been approved, OFR can help you manage it.  Most private foundations require annual narrative and financial reports for the life of the grant.  Information about these requirements typically is included in the formal award letter.  Based on these letters, OFR will send you a reminder about six weeks prior to each due date.  After you receive your award letter, please forward a copy to foundationrelations@northwestern.edu so that the reminder system can be updated with your grant information.  

OFR can also provide advice about how to approach a foundation staff member or program officer about things like no-cost extensions, budget reallocations, or other grant modifications that might be necessary over the course of the grant.  Policy guidance for these requests may also be on the foundation's website.  If you do modify the terms of your grant, please forward supporting documents to foundationrelations@northwestern.edu, so that grant reminders and other grant stewardship activities can be adjusted accordingly.