Sponsored Projects Administration

Dr. Huang and Dr. Borchert writing on a board


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of South Alabama has initiated the Emergency Response and Recovery Plan. SPA expects no business disruption and has initiated processes to assure continuity of work, including the submission of proposals via Cayuse 424.

Federal sponsors are being monitored for potential business process changes, including submission deadlines, and for funding opportunities resulting from COVID-19. News and information can be found here.

SPA functions to support faculty research through the attraction of nationally competitive research and other sponsored program awards. The term "sponsored projects" refers to the externally-funded activities undertaken by faculty and/or administration to advance the mission of the University of South Alabama.

You are encouraged to use the resources available on the SPA web site and to maintain contact with College/Departmental Grants Administrators or the SPA staff to provide answers to your proposal-specific questions.

Research administration involves a number of University offices.  Information on post-award financial administration, research compliance, and research development can be found at the Offices of Grants and Contracts Accounting, Research Compliance and Assurance, and Research Communication, Development, and Learning.  (For information on sponsored activity at the University of South Alabama, please visit Research Reports.)