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UW Finance Planning & Budgeting



Multiple units collaborate to manage research administration at the UW. Several of the most important of these units are highlighted on this page.

Office of Research

The Office of Research (OSP, HSD, ORIS, ORC) works closely with other finance offices to support campus units involved in research activities. The Office of Research website provides tools, guidance, and training across all phases of the research project lifecycle. The Research Lifecycle represents all activities typically involved in a research project:

Grant & Contract Accounting (GCA)

The mission of Grant & Contract Accounting (GCA) is: Enabling amazing science by reducing PI administrative burden. GCA is responsible for post-award fiscal management of grants and contracts in four main areas:

Contact GCA at or send a Grant Tracker for questions related to specific budgets.

Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC)

Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC) is a division of UW Finance. PAFC's goal is to help the UW community easily understand and fulfill the requirements of the complex world of post award fiscal compliance regulations.

Some of PAFC's services include:

  • Monitoring compliance with federal, state,¬†and UW polices, as well as other sponsors' terms and conditions.
  • Preparing complex data analytics.
  • Performing reconciliations.
  • Interpreting Award requirements.
  • Providing post award fiscal compliance training to the University.
  • Working with departments to examine and enhance internal controls.
  • Consulting with departments on any topic related to fiscal compliance.

Contact PAFC at

Management Accounting & Analysis (MAA)

Management Accounting & Analysis (MAA) provides support in three main areas: effort reporting; service and recharge centers; and UW's F&A rates and proposal.

Contact MAA: