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Sponsored Projects Administration


Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), as part of Finance and Business Services, supports UTHealth faculty, staff, and students in the acquisition and administration of programs funded from sources outside the University. SPA is the central point of coordination and tracking for sponsored projects and is UTHealth’s authorized representative for grants, contracts, and other agreements from government agencies, private industry, and non-profit foundations. 

SPA is comprised of the Grants Team, the Contracts TeamPost-Award Finance, Systems & Reporting, and Clinical Research Finance. SPA guides faculty and administrators in completing external applications; reviews and approves sponsored project budgets and applications; negotiates terms for government and non-profit grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and subcontracts; establishes accounts and sets up budgets; processes budget revisions, no-cost extension requests, and grant transfers; provides assistance with external online grants/contracts systems; and negotiates the University’s federal indirect cost rate.

Sponsored Projects Administration Contacts
Karen Niemeier, Director, Contracts and Ronnie Perez, Director, Post-Award Finance 713-500-3999
Nicholas Bisase Sponsored Projects Assistant 713-500-3999
Pre-award Contacts Post Award Finance Contacts
Clinical Research Finance Contacts Systems & Reporting Contacts
Sponsored Projects Administration Organizational Chart

If you have questions or feedback regarding this site, contact Karen Niemeier.

Fast Facts

Tax ID: 741761309

DUNS: 800771594

CAGE Code: 0NUJ3

Congressional District: 9

Cognizant Federal Agency: Dept. of Health and Human Services

F&A Rate:
   Federal - 54%
   Non-Federal - 30%

Mailing Address:
   The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 
  Sponsored Projects Administration
   7000 Fannin, UCT 1006 
   Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 500-3999

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