External funding support

Welcome to the UNMC Sponsored Programs Administration (SPAdmin).  SPAdmin offers services to faculty and grant administrators to support their pursuit and management of external funding.


SPAdmin is the official authorized signature authority of UNMC for sponsored program grants and contracts. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting faculty and administrators complete external applications based on the policies and procedures of the university and sponsors
  • Negotiating final terms for government and non-profit grants, contracts, and subcontracts
  • Reviewing and approving budgets and applications to outside sponsors
  • Establishing accounts and set up budgets for all federal, non-profit, and for-profit awarded grants and contracts based on sponsor regulation
  • Processing budget revisions, no-cost extension requests, and grant transfers
  • Maintaining the grant and contract database and tracking pending and funded projects

contact us
Sponsored Programs Administration
987835 Nebraska Medical Center
Academic and Research Services Building
Omaha, NE 68198-7835
Phone:  402-559-7456
Fax:  402-559-2957

What's New
  • PIs interested in submitting applications for the NE DHHS 2014 Stem Cell Research Project competition must first participate in UNMC’s internal screening by submitting a one-page project description plus biosketch to Deborah Hawkins by February 24, 2014. UNMC is allowed to submit only five applications to NE DHHS, thus necessitating the need for internal screening.
  • If you are planning to submit a federal grant application for an October deadline that was missed due to the government shutdown, see the latest information that SPAdmin has received from the agencies.
  • The International Projects Questionnaire is now available for providing information to relevant units about projects with an international component.
  • Effective October 18, 2013, the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) system and paper PHS 2590 forms will begin prompting users to provide an eRA Commons ID for individuals named on budgets who (1) serve in graduate and undergraduate student roles and (2) participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month.