Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get an Early Center set up?
My award is ending, but I’ve requested an extension from the sponsor. Can the award be extended prior to receiving the approved extension from the sponsor?
How do I request an extension for our sponsored award?
What constitutes an acceptable justification for a cost transfer onto or off of a sponsored award?
- Why is the cost appropriate/inappropriate for the sponsored award?
- Why was the cost not charged correctly originally?
- If the transfer is >90 days beyond the incurred date, what extenuating circumstance prevented it from being corrected/transferred prior to now?
I need to buy a piece of equipment and my project is within the last 90 days. Will the purchase order for this equipment be approved?
I think that the wrong F&A rate is being applied to my award. What should I do to get this corrected?
What are some typical expenditure types that are questioned for allowability during the closeout of an award?
- Administrative salaries
- Legal Fees
- Computing Supplies
- Office Supplies
- Banking Fees
- Postage Expenses
- Books & Periodicals
- Telephone and various other communication devices
- Memberships & Dues
My sponsor has told me that they need to be invoiced ASAP. What do I do?
My sponsor needs our banking information. What do I tell them?
Payments made via wire transfer:
Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
500 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15262
Account Number: 1979003
ABA Number: 043000261
Swift Code: IRVTUS3N (foreign wires/ACH)
Payment made via check:
Carnegie Mellon University
P.O. Box 371032
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7032
How long do I have to review the closeout reconciliation for my award?
Can travel be taken on foreign air carriers and charged to federal awards if it is cost efficient to do so?
How can I get the payment status of a subcontractor’s invoice?
What is the current NIH Salary Cap?
When my fixed priced award ended, why was my account not credited with the entire amount of the residual balance?
During the closeout process of my fixed priced award, I was asked to provide a justification for having a residual balance. Why did I need to provide this?
How much funding did Carnegie Mellon receive from the 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act?
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