Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Sponsored Programs

Education and Trainings

We have recently partnered with grants compliance experts, Thompson Information Services. Since 1972, thousands of professionals in business, government, law and academia have relied on Thompson Information Services for the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available. Throughout the years, these professionals have come to rely on Thompson for help complying with the ever-changing regulatory mandates facing their organizations in a variety of areas.

With the OMB’s Uniform Grant Guidance having gone into effect in December 2014, it is crucial that anyone working on federal grants at CDU is properly trained to comply with these complex and often confusing new rules. The Office of Sponsored Programs has teamed up with Thompson Information Services in delivering trainings to Principal Investigators, Program Managers, Grant Administrators, Grant Account, Internal Auditors and others here at CDU.
To confirm your attendance for the upcoming trainings, please R.S.V.P to: Diane Ross-Nelson, (323) 563-5843 or via email at .

For information on prior trainings or to listen to the audio recordings,  please contact Perrilla Johnson-Woodard at (323) 563-5973 or via email at

*Upcoming Trainings

Pre-Award Fundamentals: Proposal Submission & Readiness
Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:  LSRNE S202

Indirect Costs & Cost Allocation Plans: Options & Requirements Under the Uniform Guidance
Grants Management - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 GPCI CEU

Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: TBD

Resolving Audit Findings In The Uniform Guidance Era: A Briefing for Grant Recipients and Subrecipients - Grants Management - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 GPCI CEU
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: TBD

Financial Management Under the Uniform Grant Guidance
Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:  TBD

Prior Grants Management Trainings


Grants Management Training Title

April 19, 2017 Grant Applications That Win Funding: How to Write for Your Grant Reviewer Grants Wednesday, April 19, 2017
March 30 2017 Purchasing Using Federal Grants: Understanding the Uniform Guidance Requirements
March 30 2017 Post Award Fundamental - Cost Allowability in 2017: Understanding OMB’s Federal Award Cost Principles
March 30 2017 Federal Grants Forum: Irvine, CA  - Grants Development & Management
March 21, 2017 Preparing for an Audit Under the Uniform Grant Guidance: New Strategies and Techniques
March 14, 2017 Risk and Integrity Assessments Under FAPIIS - What You Need To Know – Grants Management Webinar
March 9, 2017 Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance Beware – The Two Year – Grants Management Webinar
Fiscal Grace Period Ends In 2017

February 22, 2017

Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout - Presentation - 2-22-17 (002)

February 22, 2017

Subrecipient Monitoring Controls - Breaking Down and Analyzing Your Processes for Compliance - 022817

February 22, 2017

Enough Talk Already! Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Write A Grant Proposal - Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout Grants Management | Webinar |

February 14, 2017

nternal Controls: What They Are and How to Ensure Compliance Grants Management





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