Research & Cost Accounting


Projects are separate groups to track specific expenses within an award. Projects are linked to the Award; they are numbered sequentially by iO and share the same demographic information as the Award. The establishment of projects may be required by the terms and conditions of a specific award.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Participant support costs on an NSF award.
  • Awards for research experiences for undergraduates.
  • Different F&A rates for expenses within an award.
  • Cost sharing requirements.

A request from the PI or Department Administrator is not needed if a project is required by the award.

A request for a project from the PI or Departmental Administrator is needed if equipment fabrication is involved, if the PI wishes to track costs by a Co-PI, or for other internal budgeting and tracking purposes.

The Controller's Office is located in the Cambridge Office Building, also known as COB, at the intersection of S. Main street and Cambridge street.

In this building you will find the the following Departments:

The Cashier's Office is a division of the Controllers Office, however, it is located in the Allen Center, directly behind the Cambridge Office building.

Our Location:

Cambridge Office Building
6100 Main Street MS 70
Houston, Texas 77005-1827