Sponsored Programs, Research, and External Engagement

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Supporting and Growing Research and Programming

Sponsored Programs, Research and External Engagement (SPREE) advances St. Kate's mission by promoting research and scholarship; knowledge dissemination; academic program innovation; and student scholarship, loan, internship, and research opportunities. We serve as the administrative unit accountable for supporting faculty, staff, and students in readying research and innovation projects, acquiring extramural funding, and appropriately administering approximately $12 million in active sponsored projects.

We also oversee research compliance pertinent to sponsor agreements and government regulations, including committees, policies, systems, training, and tools that underscore the University community’s commitment to the ethical conduct of research and scholarship.

Grant Proposals and Management

We can help you prepare requests for funding, manage your awards, partner with corporations and foundations, build student internship and employment pipelines, and negotiate equipment and facility use. We also offer trainings, educational services and expertise to assist you in research development or securing funding and partnerships.

Browse our curated list of current funding opportunities, and get help with proposal writing, budget development, and award management.