The Division of Sponsored Programs Administration and the Augusta University Research Institute serve as a central unit to coordinate and support Augusta University’s Internal and External Sponsored Projects.

The Division aims to identify, support, and advance opportunities for research, training, teaching, and scholarly activities by managing the entire lifecycle of sponsored project – from proposal and grant development and submission, to contract preparation, award management, and project close out management. The DSPA seeks to advance extramural support programs for the institution by providing administrative, informational, and logistical assistance to faculty and staff, while ensuring compliance with pertinent policies and regulations of the institution, extramural sponsors, and federal oversight agencies.

Contact Us

Sponsored Programs Admin.

Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III

1474 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30912

Room 3302


Award Lifecycle

Find Funding

Develop & Submit Proposal

Award Setup

Award Management & Close Out

Our Goals

  • Provide effective support for the faculty and the institution in obtaining extramural project funding.
  • Support institutional goals regarding cost recovery, reduced cost sharing, consistent routing, and review and approval of proposals and agreements.
  • Support fiscal and administrative compliance with grant/contract regulations.
  • Provide training to the AU community relative to the requirements of managing sponsored program funding.
  • Provide effective institutional database and reporting services regarding sponsored programs and useful analytical and comparative reports.
  • Support the goals of the Senior Vice President for Research, the Augusta University Research Institute and other institutional offices.

Essential Resources

AU Research Institute


AURI serves as the applicant and awardee institution for most sponsored proposals

Research Portals


Access all of the portals that researchers at AU need to complete their research goals

Tools for Researchers


All of the forms, policies, training materials, and glossaries researchers need in one place

eSProute Training


Options for obtaining access to eSProute