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:

SPEAR Workshop

Sponsored Research Administration is providing a new one day workshop that will follow the life cycle of a sponsored project from funding announcement through close-out of the award.  We will provide lots of hands-on activities – all participants will have a computer to go through the exercises!

We will address the following areas with many hands-on exercises:

  • Funding Announcements: how to locate and review for essential information
  • Proposal Transmittal Forms: how to submit a proposal through the OMNI workflow system
  • Budget Development: how to use the available tools (OMNI, Facts Sheet, etc.)
  • Collaboration: what are the steps for issuing a subaward (proposal and award stage)
  • application: how to complete with all the required elements
  • Awards: how to review for  programmatic requirements
  • Rules and Regulations: overview of the cost principles, administrative and audit requirements (i.e. Uniform Guidance)
  • Project management: what you need to know from a departmental perspective
  • Rebudgeting: step by step process
  • Reporting: technical and financial reports
  • Closeouts: overall process and departmental responsibilities
  • Panel Discussion: Best practices from successful departments

Click here for registration information for the next SPEAR workshop.


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

Coming soon!

CReATE Appendices

Other Resources

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Sponsored Research Administration
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Tallahassee, FL 32306-4166
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Ph: (850) 644-5260
Fax: (850) 644-1464
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