Office of Research Handbook

Sponsored Programs Administration has developed a new handbook which is a Kennesaw State University tailored guide designed to aid faculty and staff in proposal preparation and award management. Within you will find guidelines, procedures, and best practices to help navigate various aspects within the Office of Research and grant management.

Access the Sponsored Programs Administration Handbook here. If you have any questions please email

Roles and Responsibilities Matrix

Introducing the Sponsored Programs Administration Roles and Responsibilities Matrix. This document aims to identify key individuals or units and their responsibilities within the management and oversight of sponsored programs. This matrix is not intended to be an exhaustive listing but identifies the most common activities within the project life cycle.

Access the Matrix here.

Proposal Submission Procedure effective 11/1/23

A complete proposal package must be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration by 8:30 AM five full business days prior to the sponsor deadline. If SPA does not receive the required documents by then, please click here to review the full Proposal Submission Procedure.

If you are planning on submitting a proposal, please click here

Sponsored Programs Administration in the Office of Research provides extensive support to principal investigators seeking external funding for research and creative scholarship at Kennesaw State University. All proposals for external funding (grants, subawards, contracts, consulting agreements) must be approved by the PI and their chair and dean in Cayuse, KSU's electronic grants management system, PRIOR to proposal submission. Please note that the Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF) is the legal applicant for proposals. The staff works closely with researchers at both the pre- and post-award stages to ensure a seamless operation. 

Please locate your pre-award and post-award contacts on the CONTACT page

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