The Office of Administrative and Financial Services manages and administers all personnel activities and procedures related to classified, unclassified, and student staff employed in the Graduate School, in its organized research units, or on Graduate School funds.
AFS is also responsible for the development, planning and implementation of the annual and biennial budget, and the ongoing monitoring and oversight of expenditures for Graduate School 101, 107, 128, 133, 136, 144, 150, 181, and 403 funds. Additionally, the office provides liaison to other campus units, including the Department of Human Resources, the Equity/Diversity Services Office, the Labor Relations Office, Business and Financial Services, and any campus unit receiving fiscal support from the Graduate School.
Assistant Dean for Administrative and Financial Services
OSP coordinates and administers the extramural and intramural funding activities of University faculty and academic staff. OSP staff helps researchers submit competitive proposals to federal and state agencies, foundations, other non-profit, and corporate sponsors. OSP also reviews/accepts awards, develops/negotiates contracts and sets up spending accounts. Post-award administration includes fiscal oversight of 133, 144, and 233 projects. Grant accountants monitor accounts, prepare and submit financial reports, and coordinate donor or sponsor-stipulated fiscal and management needs with the principal investigator(s) and their respective school or college.
Advises and assists faculty in the research, planning, development, writing, and administrative coordination of scientific/technical, scholarly, and public service grant and contract proposals to secure extramural funding. Assists faculty in identifying potential funding sources and opportunities.
Assists faculty and staff with proposal preparation and submission (including electronic submission) and award negotiation to federal and non-federal agencies. Reviews, negotiates, and processes contract and grant acceptance documents. Facilitates transfer of gift funds from the UWM Foundation.
Responsibilities include administration of the RGI (Research Growth Initiative®) awards, FRACAS (Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support) Awards, Arts and Humanities Faculty Research Travel Awards, Graduate Student Travel Awards, and professional development workshops.