SAP ABAP Data Element GM_GRANT_NBR (Grant)
SAP_ABA (Software Component) Cross-Application Component
   CA-GTF-PSM (Application Component) Cross Application Objects Public Sector Management
     BFMB (Package) Basis Objects FI-FM
Basic Data
Data Element GM_GRANT_NBR
Short Description Grant  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type GM_GRANT_NBR    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 20    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 20    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name GRANTS_GENERIC    
Search Help: Parameters GRANT_NUMBER   
Parameter ID GM_GRANT_NBR  
Default Component name GRANT_NBR   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Grant 
Medium 15 Grant 
Long 20 Grant 
Heading 20 Grant 


Legal instrument used to establish a funding relationship between a sponsor (grantor) and grantee, in order to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation in which the sponsor does not expect to be substantially involved.

A grant may be for any purpose and cover all or only part of the costs of the project in question. You must enter a grant type for each grant you create in Grants Management (GM).

The grant as an object has a finite lifecycle, divided into stages. Each stage is represented in the GM solution by a system status. The following are the stages of a grant's lifecycle:

  • Initial Draft
  • This is the first stage of a grant. It is a working copy that can be modified as many times as needed.
  • Proposal
  • When the initial draft becomes a formal and complete document, it becomes a proposal.
  • Application
  • When a proposal is routed to the sponsor for approval, it becomes an application. This application might contain changes in the budget or other adjustments.
  • Award
  • If the sponsor approves an application, an award is created. This is the real operative stage of a grant. The creation and consumption of the grant's budget occurs at this stage. This stage also represents the binding contract between the sponsor and the grantee.
  • Closing
  • When an award is expiring, a phase of closing is established. Only restricted operations can be performed in this stage.
  • Closed
  • This stage defines an expired and closed grant. No further operations are allowed except archiving.

Last changed by/on SAP  20110908 
SAP Release Created in 462A