Who is SPA and What Do We Do?
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is a University-wide office authorized to submit research proposals and receive awards from external sources on behalf of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. SPA is also the fiduciary for the U on grant-related matters. SPA creates a seamless process throughout the sponsored project lifecycle, with the goals of reducing administrative burden, increasing faculty and staff knowledge, and providing the highest level of support possible in research, creative, and programmatic external funding pursuits. Learn from an expert! Subject matter experts will share their experience with you and answer questions you may have about different areas of sponsored research, from pre-award to post-award to close out. Update yourself! Rules, policies, and regulations continue to change, so it is necessary to keep up-to-date with new happenings in your field. The curriculum is updated to match the changing world of sponsored research administration. Enjoy the learning experience! The training will offer a great blend of information, problem-based scenarios, and other skill and knowledge building exercises for a diverse training environment. Join Frances Spalding, SPA Training Coordinator and Pamela Webb, Associate Vice President for Research Administration