Sponsored Projects Administration

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University of South Alabama Marine Sciences researchers prepare to sample aboard the Dauphin Island Sea Lab vessel, the Alabama Discovery. Photo credit David Hay Jones

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is a service office assisting researchers with:

  • Locating suitable funding opportunities
  • Developing successful proposals and budgets
  • Providing administrative management of awards, including award negotiation, subawards, post-award revisions, and project closeout

We encourage your use of the resources available on the SPA web site and look forward to visits or phone calls to the College/Departmental Grants Administrators or the SPA staff to provide answers for your proposal-specific questions.

The University of South Alabama has a major responsibility as an institution of higher education to engage in programs of scholarly research and training. Projects in progress at any one time cover the spectrum of the academic interests of its faculty and administration and represent the continuing growth of the University’s expertise in the arts, education, humanities, medicine and the sciences.

Sponsored Projects Administration 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 sponsored activities undertaken by faculty and/or administration to advance the mission of the University of South Alabama.

The SPA website provides current and detailed information for all pre-award services that we provide to researchers. Research administration, including post-award grant administration, research compliance, human subjects, etc., involves the larger number of university offices supporting research activities. For contact information on these offices, please visit the research offices listed on the right. For information on sponsored activity at the University of South Alabama, please visit Research Reports.