Faculty & Research

Sponsored Programs Services

Office of Management and Budget
The Uniform Guidance Countdown Has Begun

Yes, it's coming soon! December 26, 2014, is when major changes to OMB's Uniform Guidance go into effect. The goal of this new Uniform Guidance is to streamline guidance for federal awards to reduce both administrative burden and the risk of waste, fraud and abuse of federal funding. UD has assembled working groups that have been reviewing and cataloging changes that may affect our policies, procedures and systems. Work plans and other materials are being posted on the Research website as they become available.

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The mission of Sponsored Program Services (SPS) is to raise the research profile of the Lerner faculty by providing extraordinary support throughout the grant lifecycle. SPS strives to maintain strong relationships with faculty and department administrators to support and to promote the efficient processing of awarded projects and the responsible stewardship of sponsor’s funds.

The Lerner College is dedicated to supporting faculty research. For information on sponsored research please contact:

Barbara A. Cullis, MBA, PMP
Manager of Information Technology and Research
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Office of the Dean, Sponsored Program Services
303H Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716

What are Sponsored Program Services?

Sponsored programs are research, instruction or other scholarly, creative or service activities financed in whole or in part by external entities. Support for sponsored programs is provided through an agreement between the sponsor and University of Delaware. This agreement is negotiated and executed by the central Research Office.

Pre-award Services

Post-award Services

Contact Info by Department

Department Administrators serve as the first line of defense for daily post award activities and transactions. They are the experts in managing travel, purchases, students, etc. PI’s should reach out to their Department Administrators for assistance prior to contacting the Sponsored Program Coordinator.

Department ID Department Admin Effort Admin Campus Phone Email
02715 (ACCT) Eileen Sklodowski Eileen Sklodowski 2961 eileens@udel.edu
02712 (FINC) Patricia Fox Patricia Fox 1484 plfox@udel.edu
02710 (BAUD) Michele Mercurio Michele Mercurio 4398 mmercuri@udel.edu
02725 (CEEE) Susan Sherry Susan Sherry 0294 sesherry@udel.edu
02720 (ECON) Tammy Simpson-Turner Tammy Simpson-Turner 2565 tsimpson@udel.edu
03365 (HRIM) Donna Laws Donna Laws 6747 dlaws@udel.edu
02701 (BUEC) Barbara Cullis Barbara Cullis 6298 BCullis@udel.edu
02709 (WCCG) Mayra Ortiz Mayra Ortiz 6157 ortizm@udel.edu
02707 Kim Ragan Kim Ragan 1760 ragank@udel.edu

Web Resources

UD Grants System (FIPRD)

UD Financials reporting (FIRPT)


Automated Closeout Report (ACR)

UD Financials Systems Information

General Accounting

Procurement Services

LAM/Obligations (FIPRD)

Human Resources

UD Webforms

UD Webviews

Federal Regulation A-21

Federal Regulation A-110

Fly America Act Definition

Fly America Act

Naval Research Laboratory

NIH Grants Policy Statement

NSF Proposal and Awards Policies & Procedures Guide

Department of Energy Grant Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook

Office of Naval Research Grants Terms and Conditions

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)

Army Research Laboratory Grant Terms and Conditions

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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