Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) serves as a central resource providing guidance and stewardship that supports the entire research community at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt Campus

What We Do

  • Provide pre-award support to faculty for grant and contract proposals to external funding agencies  
  • Assist with proposal preparation, submission and tracking and non-financial post-award administration and management support  
  • Process proposals and negotiate grants, contracts, and other agreements  
  • Create, negotiate, and process outgoing subawards 
  • Support and advance the University's mission through leadership and expertise ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and promote integrity, innovation, knowledge, collaboration and effectiveness. 

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Services to Researchers

  • Develop and submit proposals to external sponsors  
  • Advise on award negotiation and acceptance 
  • Manage awards from external sponsors 

Lifecycle of an Award

Follow the life cycle of an award to Vanderbilt from external entities for Vanderbilt projects and programs and find the resources and tools you need to assist you with administrative requirements and related questions.