Sponsored Programs Services

Office of Management and Budget
The Uniform Guidance Countdown Has Begun

Yes, it’s coming soon! December 26, 2014, is when major changes to OMB’s Uniform Guidance go into effect. The goal of this new Uniform Guidance is to streamline guidance for federal awards to reduce both administrative burden and the risk of waste, fraud and abuse of federal funding. UD has assembled working groups that have been reviewing and cataloging changes that may affect our policies, procedures and systems. Work plans and other materials are being posted on the Research website as they become available.

Read more in the UD Research Newsletter.

Mission

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:

Linda C. Somers
Business Officer
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Office of the Dean, Sponsored Program Services
303H Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-1602
lsomers@udel.edu

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) Patricia Fox Patricia Fox 1484 plfox@udel.edu
02710 (BAUD) Michele Mercurio Michele Mercurio 4398 mmercuri@udel.edu
02725 (CEEE) Susan Sherry Susan Sherry 0294 sesherry@udel.edu
02720 (ECON) Tammy Simpson-Turner Tammy Simpson-Turner 2565 tsimpson@udel.edu
03365 (HRIM) Donna Laws Donna Laws 6747 dlaws@udel.edu
02701 (BUEC) Michelle Spradling Michelle Spradling 8163 msprad@udel.edu
02709 (WCCG) Geraldine Melascaglia Geraldine Melascaglia 6157 mgerri@udel.edu

Web Resources

UD Grants System (FIPRD)

UD Financials reporting (FIRPT)

UDataGlance

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

Federal Regulation A-110

Fly America Act Definition

Fly America Act

Naval Research Laboratory

NIH Grants Policy Statement

NSF Proposal and Awards Policies & Procedures Guide

Department of Energy Grant Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook

Office of Naval Research Grants Terms and Conditions

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)

Army Research Laboratory Grant Terms and Conditions