Sponsored Projects Financial Operations (SPFO)

SPFO Mission

The Sponsored Projects Financial Operations department (“SPFO”) is responsible for monitoring and executing the post-award administration of the sponsored activity for the University. To accomplish this task, SPFO maintains:

  1. An effective grants management system to monitor compliance with fiscal and reporting requirements as established by federal and university standards
  2. An effective cash management system to ensure the payment of obligations and the collection of funds
  3. Accurate general ledger information to ensure the proper financial presentation of sponsored activity within University financial records
  4. A support structure for University personnel engaged in research activity. To ensure proper post-award compliance, SPFO regularly monitors activity and coordinates with pre-award departments, financial offices, departmental administrators, and principal investigators. In addition, SPFO assists in the training of those involved in sponsored activities with courses offered through the office of Training & Organizational Development

More information about the SPFO can be found by navigating the menu to the left.