Managing Sponsored Projects*

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Time to complete
2 hours
Course contact
Timothy Leung
(650) 725-5966


About This Course

This course is a summary. You will revisit the topics of proposal and budget preparation, the award process and review key points, best practices, resources, and tools used to manage multiple sponsored projects proactively and efficiently.

We divided the material into modules so you can fit the course into your life. You don’t have to read all the modules at once, although many people do. You can come and go in whatever way works for you. You can go back and review modules anytime before you take the final test to receive credit. You can audit the course material if you do not want to receive credit. It is always available as a desktop reference.

*Required for a Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Certificate

How to Get The Most From This Course

To begin learning, use the navigation menu on the right side of every page where each module is listed. Read the learning objectives. Answer the self-assessment questions at the beginning of each module to find gaps in your knowledge of the topics covered in that module.

Read the information in each module at your own pace. Go back as many times as you like to review if you don't understand. Answer the questions in the sections titled Check for Understanding. Keep a list of questions to take to the workshop.

Open the links and documents located at the bottom of each page in the section titled Related Items. This will help you get familiar with the DoResearch website which is the most comprehensive resource for research administration at Stanford. Research administration is complicated, so knowing where to get current accurate information that is vetted by the University is key. Subject matter experts from all parts of the University contribute and update the content daily. The website is sponsored by the Dean of Research.


  1. Managing Sponsored Projects: Introduction
  2. Managing Sponsored Projects: Know the PI's Portfolio
  3. Managing Sponsored Projects: Create a Proposal Budget
  4. Managing Sponsored Projects: Receive the Award
  5. Managing Sponsored Projects: Spending and Monitoring
  6. Managing Sponsored Projects: Closeout of the Award
  7. Managing Sponsored Projects: Final Test

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