What We Do

Sponsored Programs supports the mission of Florida Atlantic University and the Division of Research as the central business office for the submission of research and education proposals and awards received.

The primary responsibilities of Sponsored Programs include:

  • Conducting funding searches and the active identification/matching of funding opportunities to Principal Investigator (PI) research interests
  • Serving as liaison and service provider to internal and external stakeholders including principal investigators, business officials, and colleagues
  • Supporting compliance to FAU and sponsor policies
  • Reviewing, editing and approving research proposal submissions
  • Providing training and workshops for faculty and staff
  • Maintaining memberships and actively participating in professional organizations to keep up to date on new and emerging topics and policies
  • Revising and negotiating award terms and conditions
  • Facilitating, reviewing and approving post-award actions and coordinating with sponsors. Examples include no-cost extensions of awards, budget changes, modifications to the scope of work, changes to key personnel including effort, and subcontracting
  • Developing and reviewing Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and other research related agreements
  • Acting as the office of record for file and database maintenance
  • Providing reports as requested to meet staff, management and sponsor needs
  • Coordinating electronic research administration (ERA) activities
  • Reviewing and approving personnel actions for both faculty and staff
  • Supporting and closely coordinating with Division of Research colleagues


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