Sponsored Projects

The Sponsored Projects Administration office within the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences provides comprehensive support from proposal preparation all the way through to award closeout. Our pre-award team can help you identify funding opportunities, develop your budget and prepare and submit your proposal, while our post-award team provides financial and project management support. We’ll help you with everything from account activation and reconciliation, to projections and forecasting, to assistance with progress and final technical reports, and everything in between. Our mission is to provide the highest level of support in all areas of research and project administration within the School. 

Proposal Preparation

We are here to help you navigate through the various university and sponsor systems, offer guidance and support as you prepare your proposal documents, develop a budget that corresponds to the needs of your project, and submit your proposal in a timely manner. Start your next proposal now by submitting a Proposal Information Form

We also encourage you to browse our Select Funding Opportunities page, which contains links, resources, and information on some of the more prestigious awards and prizes available to faculty, students, and researchers in the Dietrich School. 

Award Management

Learn about guidelines and considerations to keep in mind when managing your awards.  Your post-award administrator can help you plan your spending, make any necessary adjustments, and stay in compliance with university and sponsor policies and procedures. PIs can also review the status and balances of their accounts in DASH (login to DASH using your Pitt login credentials, hover over the Budget tab at the top of the page, and click on SPA Active Awards).  To request access for a staff member to view your accounts, you can fill out an Access Request Form.