Sponsored Projects Financial Operations (SPFO)
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:
- An effective grants management system to monitor compliance with fiscal and reporting requirements as established by federal and university standards
- An effective cash management system to ensure the payment of obligations and the collection of funds
- Accurate general ledger information to ensure the proper financial presentation of sponsored activity within University financial records
- 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.