Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs handles all pre- and post-award activities for all sponsored research in the institution. We also develop and communicate institution-wide policies specific to sponsored programs.

Our ultimate goal is to support sponsored research by providing exceptional service, expertise, and education while maintaining a collaborative model of stewardship among all University faculty and staff.

Services offered include:  

  • Clarification of sponsors' proposal guidelines and institutional requirements for sponsored funding.
  • Review of proposals for accuracy of budget components and rates such as fringe benefits and indirect costs.
  • Final pre-submission proposal review, compliance verification, and institutional signature.
  • Negotiation and acceptance of grant and contract awards.  
  • Negotiation and acceptance of material transfer agreements for all receiving materials (incoming) and providing (outgoing) materials to non-profit entities. (Providing materials to for-profit entities is handled by the Office of Technology Asset Management.)    
  • Negotiation and acceptance of confidentiality agreements for the providing or receipt of information related to research proposals and activities. 
  • Liaison with other administrative offices, such as Financial Services/Grants Management, Technology Asset Management, Purchasing, Compliance, Risk Management, and Legal Counsel for specialized support matters.
  • Assistance with selected post-award matters such as prior approvals, budget revisions, no-cost extensions, subcontract issuance to commercial entities (non-profit funding); and subcontract issues to all entities (for-profit funding).  (Subcontract issuance to non-profit entities is handled by the Grants Management, Financial Services office.)
  • Educational outreach through brown bags, workshops and individual training on various research administration topics.
  • Award receipt, and accounting activities, i.e., account set up, effort reporting, financial reporting, close-outs and audit related inquiries.

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Office of Research

Main Line 336-716-4548
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877-880-7888

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