Business Office Overview

The Discovery Park Business Office supports the business and sponsored programs needs of faculty conducting research within Discovery Park. The Discovery Park Business Office staff plays an important role in both the submission and management of large, interdisciplinary research grants, As well as day to day purchasing and travel needs. The Business Office staff are very adept at coordinating with the faculty member’s home department business office in handling hiring and payroll. In effect, the faculty member gets the best of both worlds — expert business and SPS services during the proposal preparation process, award management and reporting, and a single account manager across all sponsors.

Awards made through Discovery Park will be administered through the Discovery Park Business Office. The staff will assist the faculty with ongoing interactions with the sponsoring agencies, administer subcontracts, process prior approval requests, prepare budgets for continuation requests, prepare financial reports, manage, track and transfer cost sharing commitments.