The Division of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) has as its primary responsibility the facilitation of research-related activities in each of the schools - Health Professions, Nursing, and Medicine in Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina. This includes serving as a resource to the research faculty for all aspects of their research programs.
The mission of the KUMC Research Institute Sponsored Programs Administration division is to support the faculty by offering guidance and assistance in the areas of sponsored research as they pursue the higher goals that ultimately benefit the community at large. The SPA division also endeavors to support departmental staff and each other in the effort to promote the environment necessary for productivity, positive outcomes, efficiency, and instill a sense of accomplishment.
New Research Administrator Educational Opportunities are available from SPA