In line with the University’s response to the recent disaster emergency declaration, we have closed our office building. Even though staff are working remotely, all services provided by Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) will function as normal.

Please continue to reach out to your Proposal or Grant Manager, or our main office for assistance with your sponsored project needs.

Call Us: 765-285-1600

Email Us: spadmin@bsu.edu

You can learn more about the university’s continued response to COVID-19 at bsu.edu/coronavirus.

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Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) supports the University's mission by assisting Ball State personnel in the quest for external funding to carry out their research, scholarship, and creative activity as well as subsequent award administration. SPA fosters an atmosphere of academic, scientific, and creative inquiry; internal and external collaboration; cross-disciplinary teamwork; entrepreneurial thinking; and community engagement while promoting integrity, responsibility, and ethics in all phases of scientific, intellectual, and artistic inquiry.

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE PLAN

MISSION STATEMENT

 The role of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is to help faculty, staff, and students:

  • seek funding,
  • apply for funding, and
  • spend awarded funds according to applicable guidelines
  • to foster excellent education, research, scholarship, creative endeavors, and community partnerships,  working together to make the world a better place.

GUIDING BELIEFS

 As research administrators, SPA staff aim to:

  • perform our duties with honesty, diligence, and responsibility,
  • conduct ourselves free of personal and professional conflicts or of impropriety,
  • remain mindful that the funds we assist in requesting and managing have been provided fundamentally for the public good,
  • be prudent in the use and protection of sensitive information/data,
  • act in good faith promoting ethical integrity in all of our actions,
  • maintain respectful communication about others in our community, and
  • create and maintain a good relationship between BSU and our sponsors and partners.

*As modified from the Code of Ethics for Certified Research Administrators