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The Research and Graduate Studies Office at Texas A&M University at Galveston works with faculty, staff and students in all aspects of project administration, including compliance, reporting and management, among others.

Award Compliance    

We assist researchers at Texas A&M University at Galveston in complying with their award commitments and deliverables in accordance with sponsor’s regulations, terms and conditions, University policy, and Federal regulations.  We work closely with the Vice President of Research's office (VPR), Sponsored Research Services (SRS), researchers, along with offices and agencies, as required.

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Budget Management    

Principal Investigators (PIs) must authorize all expenditures, being responsible for monitoring all expenses charged to their grants and ensuring the expenses are allowable and allocable for each project. All expenses should be properly allocated within the project budget, and consistent with the work completed. The PIs work with their departmental business contacts in the process.

We support researchers and department contacts with expenditures and budget monitoring for their diverse awards. We also review and approve request of budget changes to funding agencies, according to the terms and conditions of the grant. Budget changes must be pre-authorized; budget changes will not be processed if the request was not pre-authorized.

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Liaison with Sponsors    

Although contact with sponsors and sponsor agencies is important for technical issues (e.g. methods, scope of work, etc.), we encourage researchers to contact us and Sponsor Research Services for any administrative matters. Please address concerns to:

Dr. Diego L. Gil-Agudelo

Director of Research Operations
Research and Graduate Studies Office
Texas A&M University at Galveston 
(409) 749-4041 

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Time and Effort    

As recipients of sponsored research funds, Texas A&M University at Galveston is subject to State and Federal accounting and reporting obligations to ensure the expenditures for sponsored projects represent the sponsor’s fair share of total cost.

When executing projects, Principal Investigators and payroll administrators are responsible for making a good faith effort to charge sponsored projects based on the actual work performed.  These estimates should be based on the percentage of the total work.

Rules and regulations can be found in:

To facilitate Time and Effort Reporting Compliance, we encourage faculty, department heads and business administers to use the Excel spreadsheet below as a tool.

Maestro Training    

MAESTRO is an enterprise-wide system that supports researchers and research administration across the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). At Texas A&M University at Galveston, our office offers frequent training to faculty and staff. We can also assist researchers with specific issues.

For information of dates of training you can contact:

Patty Gonzales
Business Coordinator III

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