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Office of Sponsored Awards Management


SAM supports and assists faculty and staff throughout the sponsored award life cycle, from proposal preparation and submission through award negotiation, administration and closeout.

Sponsored Awards Management

SAM has a robust team of experienced administrators, each assigned to serve a specific group of academic departments.  During the pre-award portion of the grant life cycle, SAM:

  • provides proposal preparation support, including help with budget development.
  • ensures compliance with the requirements of the sponsor agency, the university, and government regulators.
  • obtains research-related campus approvals.
  • submits proposals to funding agencies on behalf of researchers.

Upon receiving a sponsored award, SAM:

  • prepares final documents and negotiates terms of the award with the sponsor.
  • Serves as liaison with sponsor to answering questions and resolve post-award issues, including no-cost extensions, re-budgeting, and other modifications.
  • gathers information and solves problems in conjunction with other campus units, including Purchasing, Grants and Funds Management, Human Resources, etc.
  • prepares and negotiates subcontracts.


Office of Sponsored Awards Management

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