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Sponsored Programs Administration

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) supports and advances the University's mission by providing leadership and expertise in research administration and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. SPA serves as a central resource to support the research community at Vanderbilt University by providing guidance and stewardship for researchers and administrators. This includes processing proposals and negotiating resultant grants, contracts, and other agreements. Our charge is to provide excellent administrative support to investigators in their pursuit of research and other scholarly activities while ensuring compliance with federal, University, and private sponsor regulations, terms, and conditions. We value and promote the following: integrity, innovation, knowledge, collaboration, and effectiveness.



Types of Agreements

In the table below, determine which section and contact is relevant to your agreement needs. Note that not all agreements are SPA-related. If none of the information below matches what you need, contact SPA by e-mail or by phone. Click here for more a detailed description of the various agreement types.