Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Program Services (SPS)

SPS is responsible for assisting principal investigators with securing and administering extramural grants and contracts. SPS staff in Pre-Award, Post Award, Contracting, and Support Services provide the following services to University faculty and staff:

  • advice and assistance with budget preparation and interpretation of sponsor requirements during proposal preparation
  • review, negotiation and execution of sponsored contracts
  • information and interpretation of sponsor and University policies and regulations to assist with account management, and
  • data and support services throughout the life of a project

SPS provides this support in partnership with staff in the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships office and staff in the other areas reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

SPS staff look forward to working with you and supporting your sponsored program activities. Please let us know how we can help you!


Ken L. Sandel
Senior Director of Sponsored Program Services

SPS Mission Statement

To provide Purdue University with professional, client-centered service and expertise to support the management of all sponsored projects. We provide high quality, timely support services with teamwork, a positive attitude, and a focus on continuous improvement that facilitates Purdue University's learning, discovery, engagement and affordability missions.

SPS Vision

Through our creativity, commitment and customer service, we will enhance the competitiveness and impact of Purdue University's sponsored programs.

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