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SPA Certification Program - Now Accepting Applications

We are excited to begin accepting applications for the SPA Certification Program. The first Cohort will launch in September of 2023 and end in August of 2024, with approximately 15 enrollees. Please visit the SPA Certification Program webpage for more information and the link.

CPRIT CGMS Downtime for Scheduled Maintenance

The CPRIT Application Receipt System (CARS) and the CPRIT Grants Management System (CGMS) will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm CST. The system will not be available during this time.

New Training Opportunities

SPA is excited to offer a new certification program.

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Salary & Wage Confirmation

The next Salary & Wage Confirmation (SWC) deadline is July 15, 2023.  

Sponsored Programs Administration is happy to share the much anticipated, newly enhanced, Salary and Wage Confirmation (SWC) Report (PFr005) is going live! Please visit the SPA Compliance & Operations site for details and training session dates & times.

NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy Readiness 

We encourage the research community to visit the newly released UTSW NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy Readiness page for more information about upcoming information sessions, policy requirements and much more!


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Data frequently requested by sponsors throughout the award life cycle

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Information about and access to login pages for research systems

What We Do

We take a comprehensive approach to help you throughout the award life cycle process.

Paving the Way to Discovery: Basic Science Research, Translational Research, Clinical Research

Sponsored Programs Administration Leadership

Our purpose is to assist you throughout the entire award life cycle with reliability and efficiency.

Megan Marks

Megan G. Marks, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President

Alina Grays, MPA

Assistant Director, Education and Business Process

Jamie Maiden, MBA, MHSM

Assistant Director, Pre-Award Services

Carol Walters

Assistant Director, Compliance & Operations