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Sponsored Program Services


The mission of Sponsored Program Services (SPS) is to raise the research profile of the Lerner faculty by providing extraordinary support throughout the grant lifecycle. SPS strives to maintain strong relationships with faculty and department administrators to support and to promote the efficient processing of awarded projects and the responsible stewardship of sponsor’s funds.

The Lerner College is dedicated to supporting faculty research. For information on sponsored research please contact:

Maria A. Poole
Financial Analyst
Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, Office of the Dean
303G Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716

What are Sponsored Program Services?

Sponsored programs are research, instruction or other scholarly, creative or service activities financed in whole or in part by external entities. Support for sponsored programs is provided through an agreement between the sponsor and University of Delaware. This agreement is negotiated and executed by the central Research Office.

Pre-award Services

Research development & proposal preparation:

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Solicitation Review
  • Budget/budget justification preparation support
  • Cost share liaison
  • Subcontract liaison, risk assessment
  • Research Office liaison
  • UD grants system/other systems update
  • Other proposal requirements support, e.g., C&P, letters of support
  • Letter of Intent preparation (where applicable)
  • Subcontracting Plan preparation (if needed)
  • PI set‐up liaison: PI eligibility

Faculty & administrative training:

Lerner’s Sponsored Program Coordinator is happy to attend department/faculty meetings to briefly present on relevant grant and research topics which may include but are not limited to:

  • Finding Funding Opportunities
  • First Steps in Getting Started in Research
  • UDataGlance Training Document

Post-award Services

Award set‐up:

  • Research Office Liaison
  • Pre‐award purpose code set‐up (if applicable)
  • Award Terms & Conditions review
  • Prior approvals from sponsor
  • Sub-award monitoring plan
  • Reporting requirements review/set‐up

Award management ‐ general:

  • Budget Revision support
  • No‐cost extension support
  • Ad hoc analyses support
  • Sponsor ad hoc requests support
  • Quarterly reporting support (upload to sponsor websites)
  • Subcontracting Plan reporting (as needed)
  • Technology Control Plan coordination (as needed)

Award management – financial:

  • Transaction review for allowability and allocability
  • Monthly financial report preparation
  • Monthly account status review with faculty (or as needed)
  • Grad/post‐doc funding review and LAM allocation updates
  • Cost sharing tracking (as needed)
  • Subcontract expense tracking (as needed)
  • Fabrication tracking/capitalization
  • PI summer salary planning support and periodic review (as needed)
  • Effort certification review (three times/year)

Award close‐out:

  • After‐end‐date documentation support
  • Allowability documentation support
  • Liaison with PI for final technical report/IP issues
  • Cost share documentation support
  • Equipment inventory support

Contact Info by Department

Department Administrators serve as the first line of defense for daily post award activities and transactions. They are the experts in managing travel, purchases, students, etc. PI’s should reach out to their Department Administrators for assistance prior to contacting the Sponsored Program Coordinator.

Department ID Department Admin Effort Admin Campus Phone Email
02715 (ACCT) Eileen Sklodowski Eileen Sklodowski 2961 eileens@udel.edu
02712 (FINC) Geraldine Foster  Geraldine Foster 0189 gfoster@udel.edu
02710 (BAUD) Laura Moss Laura Moss 4222 llmoss@udel.edu
02725 (CEEE) Susan Sherry Susan Sherry 0294 sesherry@udel.edu
02720 (ECON) Alexa Bowman Alexa Bowman 2565 aabowman@udel.edu
03365 (HRIM) Janet Caruccio Janet Caruccio 6181 caruccio@udel.edu
02701 (BUEC) Michelle Spradling Michelle Spradling 8163 msprad@udel.edu
02709 (WCCG) Nicole Rich Nicole Rich 6157 nrich@udel.edu

Web Resources

UD Grants System (FIPRD)

UD Financials reporting (FIRPT)


Automated Closeout Report (ACR)

UD Financials Systems Information

General Accounting

Procurement Services

LAM/Obligations (FIPRD)

Human Resources

UD Webforms

UD Webviews

Federal Regulation A-21

Fly America Act Definition

Fly America Act

NIH Grants Policy Statement

NSF Proposal and Awards Policies & Procedures Guide

Department of Energy Grant Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreements

Office of Naval Research Grants Terms and Conditions

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)

Army Research Laboratory Grant Terms and Conditions