Sponsored Projects Accounting is the financial intermediary between sponsors of research and Washington University in St. Louis investigators. It is the primary source for interpretation of relevant rules, regulations and laws governing incurring, reimbursing and reporting costs under sponsored-research agreements.

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Note:  SPA is currently updating several Policies and Guidelines to reflect Workday and Research Management Systems references and functionality (Spring 2023)

Guidance for Researchers on COVID-19

Additional Resources

Additional resources for faculty and staff

Annual Reports

OMB A-133 Report, SPA Annual Report, Uniform Guidance

Award Management

Award management in SPA

Cost Sharing

Policy and procedures


FDP at Washington University

Financial Closeout & Reporting Guidelines

Guidelines for closing out a sponsored fund

Fixed Price Agreement Balances

Policy and procedures

Non-Personnel Costs

Polices regarding non-personnel on sponsored funds

Off Campus Policy and Procedures

Policy and procedures

Personnel Costs

Additional Pay

Program Income

Policy and procedures

Resources & Training

SPA Resources and Training

Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines

Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines

Sponsored Projects Accounting Office

Office location and contacts

Subrecipient Monitoring

Policy and procedures