The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs staff specialize in grant development and administration. Through a wide array of services, we help faculty and staff secure and manage external funds for research, creativity and public service.

Award Administration

Sponsored projects are undertaken using University resources. Together, the Principal Investigator (PI) and the University are responsible for accepting funds and carrying out the sponsored project according to the sponsor’s guidelines. Sponsored project awards most often result from the PI’s professional expertise and therefore, are most effectively conducted by the Principal Investigator. The PI is responsible for implementing the sponsored project in accordance with sponsor guidelines and University processes, hiring staff, expending project funds, and managing the project as described in the proposal and award agreement.

Most grants, contracts, and other agreements from external sources are commonly referred to as sponsored projects. Projects that meet any of the following criteria are considered sponsored projects:

Criteria of Sponsored Project