Frequently Asked Questions

The FRMS team performs most of the faculty-facing grants management support that departmental resources typically perform. FRMS works with OSP essentially in the same way that departments do now. OSP provide institutional oversight and approval and act a source of expertise for FRMS.

FRMS draws together experienced staff members who understand faculty needs and expectations from the Pre-award unit within the Chemistry department and an existing Post-award support unit. This natural evolution builds upon the success of the Chemistry Pre-award unit that has operated for several years.

With FRMS providing more of the faculty-facing transactional support, business offices can focus more of their administrative resources in helping their program leaders achieve their departmental goals. When expertise and standardized work processes are concentrated in a single contact center, there is greater opportunity for getting the work done right the first time. For Yale’s principal investigators, this translates into a higher level of service that ensures compliance and mitigates risk.

Yes, a department can elect to partner with both pre-award and post-award, or chose only one service.

No. FRMS serves non-medical school departments and their principal investigators. Currently the organization provides support to the departments within Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS), and is positioned to serve other areas in the future.