Center staff members are encouraged to seek funding from outside organizations, including other federal agencies for projects that contribute to the overall advancement of astronomy.
All proposals require the approval of the AURA and or the Center Director prior to being submitted to the funding agency. Grant funds can only be used to carry out activities in accordance with the funding agreements. Funds cannot be committed or spent until AURA has received a copy of the funding agreement or interagency transfer.
Carina is an online tool that allows the Principle Investigator or the Technical Representative to monitor their award activities.