The Purdue University Board of Trustees designated December 27-29 as a winter recess. Combined with the annual University holidays, the full length of the closure will be from December 23, 2017 - January 2, 2018.

Sponsored Program Services Offices (SPS) are intending to be closed during this period and we ask that you plan ahead for any sponsored program activity that may be affected by the closure. SPS is dedicated to serving the research administration needs of the University community and will be monitoring our office email accounts to ensure we are available to address any emergency needs that may arise. These email addresses are listed below:

Pre-Award -
Contracting -
Post Award -
Data and Support Services -

Please notify us immediately if you anticipate any proposal activity, contract deadlines, special billing needs, or other sponsor programs activity that will require processing before calendar year end. Please plan accordingly, recognizing that December 22 will be our last day in the office this year.

We wish you all a happy holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2018.

Ken Sandel
Senior Director

SPS Contracting

As an integral part of Sponsored Program Services mission of administering research, Contracting enters into the University’s contractual obligations arising from research and related activities. Contracting’s staff communicate with faculty members, university personnel, and the research sponsors to ensure that agreements are entered into with full understanding and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies in a tactful and timely manner.

Contracting handles various types of agreements, including:

  • Grants from federal and state government
  • Research contracts with industrial sponsors
  • Confidentiality agreements (nondisclosure, proprietary, and confidentiality agreements)
  • Material transfer agreements
  • International collaboration agreements
  • Subcontracts

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