Sponsored Research Finance Office

The Sponsored Research Finance Office (SRFO) serves as centralized support for post award financial management of grants and contracts at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute.

Please review the Roles and Responsibilities Matrix for sponsored awards and industry sponsored clinical trials for a high-level overview of how and when to engage with the Sponsored Research Finance Office as well as investigator and departmental responsibilities.  

  • Review financial reporting and invoicing terms and conditions in award notice.
  • Prepare and submit financial status reports (FFRs) and cost sharing including Relinquishing Statements to sponsors.
  • Maintain financial reports and documentation submitted to sponsors for audit purposes. 

Policies and Procedures 

When to Engage the Sponsored Research Finance Office 

  • Grant setups and continuations
  • Financial system access
  • Confirmation of sponsor payments
  • Assistance with Workday payroll costing allocations
  • Study gift card requests
  • Financial reporting
  • Financial audits 

SRFO can help investigators and research staff

  • Setup funds for PI spending
  • Review and approve expenses
  • Advise PI with prior approval requests; provide data as needed
  • Provide data to PI for cost transfers and re-budgeting requests as needed
  • Advise PI on budget management and monitoring of award expenditures
  • Provide projection reports
  • Reconcile gift card logs to replenishment requests
  • Invoice sponsor for start-up costs
  • Deposit sponsor payments
  • Provide financial information for sponsor-required progress reports
  • Distribute residual funds to PI at contract close
  • Epic Research Module - Reviewing Professional Fees on Research Study Funds PDF 

Staffing Information

Please visit the  Research Administration Staff Directory for the full SRFO staff listing.