The Division of Sponsored Research offers a wide variety of training opportunities for campus faculty, staff, and students. Please click on the links below for additional information:


The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a 2-day intensive overview of the proper administration of grants and contracts each Fall and Spring semester. Although faculty are encouraged to attend, the course “Compliance and Research Administration Training and Education (CReATE)” is especially designed for college/school, departmental, and center/institute staff who manage and administer sponsored research grants and contracts. Please stay tuned to this website for an announcement of when the next CReATE workshop will be held.

See the CReATE Appendices


The Office of Institutional Research (IR) and the Division of Sponsored Research (SR) provides training classes each semester on the effort certification process. One class is designed for faculty and the other for staff. Registration is not required.

Sponsored Research Administration Certificate Series

This certificate series offers an opportunity for FSU sponsored projects support staff (central and departmental) to further develop and enhance their knowledge and skills related to the management of sponsored funding. For more information about series please click here. The courses will be offered several times throughout the year, a schedule of classes can be found here. Additional information concerning the Series can be found on the HR Training website.

On-Demand Training

Let us come to you! We offer training at your site on any sponsored projects topic. Requests may be sent to

Training Material

Can't make it to class? Check here to find job aids and other training material on various topics.

Research Email Subscription Services

OMNI User Manual

For additional training information and job aids visit our training page.

Training Material

Job Aids

FACET Training Presentation Materials

Certificate Series Materials

Other Resources