The following trainings are offered by OSP through Human Resource Management Training Programs. Employees may sign up for classes through myLSU.
Introduction to Sponsored Programs
This presentation is intended to assist faculty and staff with a basic understanding of sponsored programs, from both a PI and departmental perspective. It provides fundamental guidance regarding sponsored programs including review of basic LSU policy, federal policy, proposal preparation, budget preparation, proposal routing, review, approval and submission as well as award and post-award procedures conducted by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Sponsored Programs System
This presentation is intended to assist faculty and staff with an understanding of the Sponsored Programs System (SPS), from both a PI and departmental perspective. It will provide instruction on how to navigate the system, load proposal information, upload attachments and route proposals. View the Sponsored Programs System PowerPoint presentation.
Grants.gov is the electronic system used to find and submit grant applications to federal agencies. This presentation is intended to assist faculty and staff with an understanding of Grants.gov and its new online application system Workspace for submitting federal grant applications. It will provide instruction on how to search the Grants.gov system, create a Workspace application package, and complete the package/online forms. Common errors encountered by Grants.gov and eRA Commons are also discussed. View the Grants.gov Workspace PowerPoint presentation.
ASSIST is a web-based service used for the preparation and submission of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications as an alternative to Grants.gov. This class will provide an overview of how to create an online application in ASSIST, navigate the online forms, enter and save the data, how to validate, and route for submission of the application. View the NIH ASSIST PowerPoint presentation.
Sponsored Programs New Developments and Important Reminders
This presentation is intended to provide faculty and staff with information concerning
important updates and clarifications regarding sponsored programs. It will provide
guidance on new developments and important reminders from federal sponsors and LSU’s
Office of Sponsored Programs, focusing on proposal submission. Topics covered change
each session as new developments occur. The presentation is intended for faculty and
staff that work on sponsored projects on a routine basis.
PowerPoint presentations can be found below:
- 2019 - January, May
- 2018 - January, August
- 2017 - January, August
- 2016 - April, August
- 2015 - January, May, August, December
- 2014 - January, August
- 2013 - March, August
- 2012 - March, April, September, December
- 2011 - March, April, June, August, December
Submitted Activity Report
This presentation gives a basic overview of the Submitted Activity Report available through myLSU. It provides the criteria for the report and examples of how the information in SPS affects the report. It also provides an example of sorting the data to provide counts by department.
Below are links to various sponsor training opportunities.
The steps to submitting and Grants.gov proposal, examples of SF424 forms. View a sample completed Grants.gov application package. Grants.gov also offers several online tutorials which can be found on their website.
NIH offers several training opportunities which can be found on their website. Some of those include:
- Successful eSubmission
- eRA Video Tutorials Page
- Checking Submission Status in Commons
- NIH eRA Commons Post-submission Functionality
- Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review: Webinars for Applicants
Administrators of Sponsored Programs Training
ASP offers National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) video workshops for checkout.
National Council of University Research Administrator Videos:
NCURA offers YouTube videos every Tuesday covering various topics related to sponsored projects.