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Compiled by: Kay Uchiyama & Genet Simone, Fall 1999
The Sponsored Projects Process at Temple University
About the SPAF Process
Principal Investigators are strongly encouraged to be in touch with research support (email@example.com) , as soon as they are considering submitting a proposal. At minimum, two weeks notice is required for budget development/review and the Dean's review and approval. In the event that a proposal is being submitted to a foundation or corporation, the Assistant Dean will inform the Director of Development. Given the various steps involved in the SPAF process, the sooner the PI is in touch with the Assistant Dean for Research and Roseanne Wallin, Director of Grants & Contract Administration in the Sponsored Research Administration office located within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, the better we can assist you.
SPAF Submission to OVPR:
Principal Investigators will be responsible for obtaining the signatures of the department chair and all co-Principal Investigators listed on the SPAF. The PI will also be responsible for submitting the Sponsored Projects Approval Form (SPAF) to OVPR once the Dean has approved the document. This is to ensure that if questions arise about the SPAF, the PI is available to answer them at the time that the SPAF is submitted. We anticipate that this will eliminate delays once the SPAF reaches the SPA office in the OVPR.
If you have questions about the SPAF process, please contact the Institute for Schools & Society. Please also continue to consult the College of Education e-Newsletter, "Ed's Up!", for updates related to research opportunities, SPAF protocol, proposal writing, and the like.
Externally Sponsored Agreements: Grants and Contracts, a PowerPoint Presentation by Roseanne Wallin, Director of Grants & Contracts Administration, Stephana Colbert, Associate University Counsel, and Jeanette Pastelak, Director of Grant and Contract Accounting.
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College of Education SPAF Submission Protocol (doc) - Revised July 2007
College of Education Protocol for Assistance with Budget Development (doc) - Revised July 2007
College of Education Budget Template (xls) - Revised July 2007
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For assistance preparing your proposal and budget, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call x1-3000.
See the Research Resources and Tools page to find links to Offices that Support and/or Regulate Research, Other Useful Resources, and Data Sources and Data Analysis Support. See the Finding Funding page for links to funding sources.
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