University of Vermont

Sponsored Project Administration - SPA

217 Waterman Building . 85 South Prospect Street . Burlington, Vermont 05405 . (802) 656-3360


SPA Contacts and Services for Proposals

Every UVM department is supported by a designated team of SPA administrators who assist with development, approval and submission of grant proposals as well as with award management.

Developing and submitting a grant proposal is a collaborative process involving the Principal Investigator, the department administrator and the Sponsored Project Administration Research Administrator assigned to your unit.

SPA's goal is to make the proposal process as streamlined and efficient as possible. In order to allow for sufficient time for grant development and institutional review, SPA recommends that you contact your Research Administrator at least four (4) weeks prior to the sponsor deadline to initiate the proposal process.

SPA proposal development and submission services include:

  • Explain and interpret sponsor guidelines and administrative requirements
  • Clarify university requirements and necessary prior approvals
  • Help complete required sponsor forms and certifications with institutional information
  • Create SPA Budget Worksheet which can be found on the SPA web site at "Sponsored Budget Worksheet"
  • Help Principal Investigators and Department Administrators to create new proposal records in in InfoEd and provide InfoEd training as needed
  • Perform final administrative review and approval of proposal
  • Obtain UVM Institutional Approval Signature
  • Notify Principal Investigator proposal is approved for submission
  • Submit proposal for certain electronic proposal sponsors (, NIH, NSF, Department of Education...)

Updated 10/23/17

Last modified October 24 2017 10:04 AM

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