New to Sponsored Projects at Penn?

Whether you are new to the Penn research community or looking for a refresher on training, you can follow these simple steps to learn all you need to know about how the Office of Research Services can support your sponsored project.

Step One

Get Started with Essential Training

Sponsored Projects at Penn (SP@P) Training

Sponsored Projects at Penn (SP@P) is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the basic knowledge required to effectively prepare proposals for submission to external sponsors and to monitor and manage grant funds at Penn throughout the life cycle of an award.

Initial certification will be granted following completion of the core curriculum and one day of in-person training. To maintain currency of certification, annual completion of an additional four hours of elective training is required.

You can register for the entire curriculum or individual topics in Workday Learning.

Complete SP@P Training

Step Two

Review the Sponsored Projects Handbook

In this handbook, you’ll find a comprehensive overview of the policies and procedures relevant to administering your research awards. The Office of Research Services periodically updates this to reflect the most recent developments impacting the broader Penn research community. You can browse the handbook by topic online or download a PDF copy for personal use.

Step Three

Find Your ORS Contact

Looking for your assigned Pre-Award or Post-Award contact? Need to speak to someone about an invoice, export control question, or other research policies? Use the ORS Team Directory to contact any member of our team.

Step Four

Sign Up for ORS Listserv

The Office of Research Services uses the ORS listserv to share regular updates impacting the research community at Penn. We also publish a repository of previous listserv communications in our News & Announcements section.