Sponsored Accounting

Office of Sponsored Accounting COVID-19 Response as of 3/18/2020
As COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, the Office of Sponsored Accounting (OSA) has transitioned to a virtual office environment and is continuing to provide full service and staffing to maintain our normal levels of faculty and staff support.

Please send any general questions to contacct@syr.edu and they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member for reply.

Please continue to follow any pre-COVID-19 electronic processing procedures that were already in place.

OSA encourages all those seeking sponsored pre-audit (chartstrings containing a “project tail”) to be processed to please submit their forms electronically by emailing contacct@syr.edu . However, in cases where there is no other alternative, hard copy disbursements will be accepted each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Comptroller’s Office at 640 Skytop Road.

Please contact your OSA Senior Accountant by email with any specific requests / questions that you may have regarding sponsored pre-audit, an existing sponsored award, along with any other questions that you may have.

OSA remains ready and available to serve the campus community in the processing of new award set- ups and modifications received from our sister department, the Office of Sponsored Programs, as they are received.

As new information about the COVID-19 crisis is being received with increasing frequency, please check the Comptroller’s and OSA’s home pages for the most up-to-date information related to our office’s service provisions.

During this time, the preferred contact mechanism for service requests to OSA is by email. However, if phone is the only option please leave a voice message for the intended party. It will be retrieved and responded to accordingly.

Office of Sponsored Accounting
The Office of Sponsored Accounting (OSA) works collaboratively with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to assist and support Syracuse University’s faculty and staff by providing guidance, assistance, education, and compliance with the financial management of sponsored projects.

OSA provides post-award financial administration of approved sponsored projects, contracts, and cooperative agreements on behalf of Syracuse University. Other duties include providing leadership in the development of strategies to effectively and efficiently meet the financial requirements of sponsoring organizations and supported units; providing service to all departments, department administrators, and grant/contract principal investigators through assistance in the business/financial aspects of sponsored projects; providing expertise in the administration of sponsored grants/contracts, including financial services to university departments and sponsoring agencies; and providing advice to department personnel and principal investigators in the financial management of their programs within the terms and conditions of the grant/contract federal regulation (e.g., OMB Circulars) NACUBO guidelines, and Syracuse policies.

OSP assists University faculty and staff with submission of proposals for external support of research, scholarship, education and training, and service/outreach activities. Responsibilities include, assuring that submitted proposals conform to University policies and sponsor guidelines, and if funded, that projects are compliant with sponsor requirements. For additional information, please visit OSP’s website.

Sponsored Accounting Staff


Effort Reporting

The Summer 2020 Effort Reporting Certification period will open to campus on September 21, 2020.

The Summer 2020 certification period covers:

Faculty: May 8, 2020 – August 23, 2020
Staff: May 16, 2020 – August 15, 2020


Sponsored Accounting Documents

Recharge Centers [PDF]

Syracuse University Credit Card Program

University Fringe Benefit Rates for Fiscal 2017 and 2018 [PDF]

University Fringe Benefit Rates for Fiscal 2019 [PDF]

University Fringe Benefit Rates by Account for Fiscal 2019 [PDF]

University Fringe Benefit Rates for Fiscal 2020 [PDF]

University Fringe Benefit Rates by Account for Fiscal 2020 [PDF]

New University Facilities and Administrative Rates [PDF]

Post Award Manual [PDF]

Electronic Filing Guidance [DOC]

Sponsored Remitted Tuition PowerPoint[PDF]

Graduate Assistantship Sponsored Tuition Remission Form [PDF]

The link for the SAMtool is available and is located on MySlice under Financial Services. You will see the Sponsored Award Management Tool (SAMtool) and one to two links depending upon your current Grants access. As you use the SAMtool, we welcome and ask that you provide us with your feedback, comments, and suggestions to e-contacct@syr.edu.

Any questions concerning tuition or scholarship, please email gradawd@syr.edu.