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Grants Administration


The Grants Administration (GRA) Office is responsible for the management and administration of grant programs awarded by STScI to the astronomical community in accordance with NASA, STScI, AURA, and federal requirements, policies, procedures and standard practices.

The STScI General Grant Provisions (GGP) provide the general rules and regulations applicable to all grants awarded by STScI.

All grant actions occur in STGMS, a web-based application that allows users direct access to grants information. These actions include, but are not limited to grant budget submissions and approvals; grant awards and amendments; no-cost extensions; financial and performance reports; transfer requests; etc.

Cycle 25 Information

The Financial Review Committee (FRC) will meet September 19 – 22, 2017 to review the budget proposals submitted for C25. Following the meeting, recommendations are compiled for review and approval by the STScI Directorate. STScI works through the process as quickly as possible with the goal of receiving funding and authorization from NASA prior to the cycle start date. However, this is not guaranteed. Many factors (e.g. STScI Directorate approval of funding recommendations; NASA approval of the recommendations and subsequent authorized funding; contract modifications to provide funding; etc.) contribute to when funds will be available to award to grantee institutions.

GO grants will be awarded upon receipt of first observations and AR grants will be awarded shortly after notification. Please note that awards are subject to the submission of any overdue reports and to the submission of a revised budget as required.

In accordance with General Grant Provisions, June 2016 Section 11, Pre-award costs are an allowable expense. Please note that such costs are incurred at the grantee’s own risk and will not impose an obligation on the part of STScI or NASA if an award is not subsequently made, or if an award is made for a lesser amount than the grantee anticipated.