Sponsored Projects Administration
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is a service office assisting University investigators. Major functions of this office include:
- Final review of proposals for completeness and compliance as required by Cayuse and University guidelines
- Maintenance and campus ownership of the University's electronic research administration system, including institutional approvals and submissions
- Non-financial management of awards, including award negotiation, subawards, post-award revisions, and project closeout at the conclusion of sponsorship
As an institution of higher education, the University of South Alabama has a major responsibility to engage in programs of scholarly research and training. Projects in progress at any one time cover the spectrum of the academic interests of University faculty and administration and represent the continuing growth of the University’s expertise in the arts, education, humanities, medicine, and the sciences.
SPA functions to support faculty research through the attraction of nationally competitive research and other sponsored program awards. The term "sponsored projects" refers to the externally-funded activities undertaken by faculty and/or administration to advance the mission of the University of South Alabama.
You are encouraged to use the resources available on the SPA web site and to maintain contact with College/Departmental Grants Administrators or the SPA staff to provide answers to your proposal-specific questions.
Research administration involves a number of University offices. Information on post-award financial administration, research compliance, and research development can be found at the Offices of Grants and Contracts Accounting, Research Compliance and Assurance, and Research Communication, Development, and Learning. (For information on sponsored activity at the University of South Alabama, please visit Research Reports.)