Sponsored Programs

As a unit within Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs mission is to facilitate research and partnerships at PNW by:

  • Providing infrastructure, as well as value-added, high-quality services and resources to faculty, students, and staff that participate in research and sponsored program activities.
  • Ensuring good fiscal management practices for the administration of externally funded sponsored programs at PNW during the lifecycle from the establishment to closeout.
  • Communicating the impacts of PNW research to the PNW community and stakeholders.

A circle of arrows around the word "Compliance". Icons on the outside of the circle read: "Student Research" "Research Development" "Pre-Award" "Post Award" and "Research Education and Impact"

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides assistance within the following areas of research administration:

Please visit the Student Research page for information on available programs, events and resources.

PNW provides resources and services to aid in grantsmanship development process.

Visit the Proposal Preparation page for information.

Our office assists faculty in navigating though the sponsored programs contracting processes as needed.  When requested, we will work with our faculty, staff, and students as a liaisons among SPS Contracting, project sponsors, PIs, and Purdue Legal Counsel.


Visit the Post Award Management Page for information.

CategoryDeadline for Completion
Current Faculty and Research Staff (not paid from grants)July 1, 2021 (or within 120 days of employment start date)
Graduate Students (PhD and MS programs, not paid from grants)60 Days from the start of Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Students (conducting research, not paid from grants)30 Days from start of work on a research project
All Researchers Paid from Grants30 Days from the date of first payroll from grants
Research Field-Specific Training (All Researchers) July 1, 2022 or within 12 months of the start date of their employment or involvement in a Purdue research project
  • Days of Discovery
  • Navigating the IRB Process at PurdueMarch 24, 2023. Presented by Sarah E. Abney and Schelly Decker. Register in advance to receive Zoom information.This presentation will provide information regarding Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and address common questions, such as the anticipated approval timeline and protocol revision. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.