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A sponsored project starts with an idea for a project, which is matched with a funding opportunity. The idea is developed into a proposal, and eventually becomes an award. 

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) facilitates the submission of proposals and management of awards for our constituents—faculty members, students, researchers, investigators, and scholars. We deliver high quality expertise alongside exemplary service so that they can focus on their projects. 

SPA staff support the University's community by educating faculty and staff about sponsored projects, preparing proposal budgets, submitting applications, and managing active awards.

SPA staff grow the University’s resources by providing early seed funding through the Aspire Internal Grant Program, overseeing incentive programs, and helping faculty and staff seek external funding opportunities.

SPA staff protect the University's interests in all matters relating to external funding by complying with federal, state, and sponsor regulations.