Sponsored Programs Administration

Certificate Series for Specialized Grants Training

The Certificate Series for Specialized Grants Training is designed to enhance your overall technical expertise in sponsored projects administration. Courses cover key topic areas in a combination of lecture and case study formats, as well as hands-on computer training. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders including investigators and other project personnel, departmental research administrators, and OSPA staff are described throughout each course.

The Certificate Series follows three tracks: Pre-Award, Post-Award, and Regulatory. The Pre-Award Track leads attendees through the pre-award process from proposal development to establishment of an award. The Post-Award Track continues where the Pre-Award Track ends, beginning with training in financial reports and queries and wrapping up with a session on audits. The Regulatory Track is a full day course covering key compliance issues related to research with presentations from compliance officers and directors from across the MU Office of Research. 

Participants are awarded a certificate upon completion of each track. All sessions are free if you attend.

For full course descriptions and to register, please login to the Grants Training Registration App with your MU paw print and password.

Pre-Award Courses: Proposal Development and Submission | PeopleSoft Grants Module and the Electronic Signature Routing Sheet (ePSRS) | Budget Development | Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate | Notice of Grant Award (NGA), Acceptance, and Establishment of an Award | Federal Contracts

Post-Award Courses: PeopleSoft Grants Module Financial Reports and Queries | Allowability | Management of Award | Subawards and Consulting Agreements | Cost Sharing | Effort Verification Reporting (EVR), Cost Transfers, and Payroll Correcting Entries (PCE) | Closeout of Award and Disposition of Equipment | Audit | Federal Contracts

Regulatory Topics: Let’s Talk Research | Research Compliance and Ethical Responsibility | Conflict of Interest | Export Controls | Technology Transfer | Human Subjects Research and the Institutional Review Board | Animal Use in Research and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee