Award Specialist

Summary of Job Duties: The Award Specialist is responsible for reading and interpreting the Streamlyne and Sponsor award notices/contract agreements in order to setup all awards in Workday (including creating and setting up complex Center Awards for high activity researchers). The Award setup in Workday includes but is not limited to, creating new awards, creating amendments to existing awards per agreements with Sponsors for continuations, carryforward, supplements, etc., setting up Grant worktags, creating cost share grant worktags, creating and amending subaward lines, selecting appropriate F&A rates on an award and assigning the appropriate Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators and Grant Financial Analyst to Award Headers and Grant worktags so departments and PIs have the necessary access to view and purchase against an award/grant worktag. The Award Specialist works with the Cost Accountant to request new F&A rates to be setup in Workday if they do not exist and sets up subaward basis limits for each subaward line. The Award Specialist provides back up to request the setup of new sponsors and subrecipients in Workday and runs reporting in Workday related to award and grant worktag management. The Award Specialist will provide guidance and direction to the Award Support Specialist(s). This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Contact Information

University of Arkansas



1125 W. Maple Street
210 Administration Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Finance, Operations
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time