PSU utilizes a web-based system, Award Routing Notification OnLine Database (ARNOLD) to facilitate processing of awards and establishment in the Banner Financial Information system.
ARNOLD notifies Principal Investigators when awards are processed and when grant and index numbers have been assigned to the award.
To access information regarding the status of an award routing through the setup process or to obtain access to documents associated with the sponsored award (including award documents, amendments, subawards, PIAFs and proposals, visit the Award Routing Notification OnLine Data (ARNOLD) site
PSU uses Banner Financial Information System to separately account for expenditures related to individual sponsored projects. Each new award is established and assigned numbers in the FIS that are provided to PIs and DRAs to charge and track expenditures for individual awards.
Typically the index number is the number PIs and DRAs need but there are other generated in the system. The names are referred to interchangebly but there is an important distinction that can impact transactions and reports. Click here for more information about Banner FIScodes and hierarchies.