National Cancer Institute
Office of Grants Administration
FunctionThe Office of Grants Administration is the focal point for all business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The purpose of this section is to express briefly the spirit and manner in which these functions are carried out by the Office of Grants Administration.
We approach our work with grantee business officials, the principal investigator, National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff, and NCI review and program staff with a common goal--the accomplishment of the project for which the grant is awarded.
In our grants management role, we continually seek new and better ways to promote an environment in which principal investigators can pursue their research in the most productive and cost-effective manner possible. We place emphasis on problem prevention. We accomplish this by working with grantee officials to ensure that they have adequate management systems and internal controls to properly safeguard resources. We work with review and program staff to ensure the effective utilization of Federal funds and uniform administration of various grant programs in accordance with Federal grant requirements. Our goal is to support biomedical research through administrative excellence.
The American public is the Department of Health and Human Services'(DHHS) customer. The American public expects grants that work and help the Department achieve its health and human service goals. Additionally, the public expects DHHS' grants to be well managed. The general goal of grants management is to provide quality stewardship of grants. Open, fair, and objective selection of grantees with the highest potential for success is a key component of quality stewardship.
The Office of Grants Administration directs the following statement of purpose to the grantee community and our colleagues within the NIH, as a pledge to:
Leo F. Buscher Jr.