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.

The University of South Alabama Health System is in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies, including N95 masks and other items. Any university unit, including departments, laboratories, and studios, is welcome to donate supplies and other needed resources to the USA Health System.

These donations may be reimbursable through the National Institutes of Health or federal stimulus funds. To identify and track donations, please fill out forms specific to donations prior to April 1 or for donations April 1 and beyond. 

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.)