Sponsored Program Services


URA Sponsored Program Services provides post-award support of faculty members' funded research portfolios. The support includes a dedicated URA Post-Award Grants Specialist assigned to work with each faculty member on all post award needs. The support is designed to handle administrative and financial matters associated with a faculty member’s research portfolio, so that the faculty member may focus on the technical and academic content. Portfolio volume and complexity will be reviewed at least annually to ensure reasonable assignments within the URA post award opt-in team. 

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Benefits of Sponsored Program Services

The faculty member and unit staff will work collaboratively with the URA Post-Award Specialist throughout the life of the award and should expect the following benefits from this collaboration:



The faculty member will be able to focus his/her time on the technical or academic aims of the project and rely on the post-award specialist for all administrative matters related to award management



URA post-award specialists will be service oriented, knowledgeable of agency/sponsor requirements, and trained in the necessary policies, procedures, and systems




URA Sponsored Program Services shares an office with the other URA teams (Pre-award, Central Post-Award, Billing and Collections, Subawards, Research Integrity and Account create), as well as other central offices (Procurement, Shared Services, Payroll and HR).  This allows for greater and easier collaboration between all parties involved in award management.  Faculty can expect quicker turnaround times and support staff with access to more resources and training

For an estimate of cost for opting in to Sponsored Program Services, please reach out to Natasha Meier, Director of Post Award Services at nameier@uchicago.edu.