Sponsored Programs Accounting Office

On the SPOT - Sponsored Programs Online Training


This page contains the handout and Flash presentations for the Sponsored Programs Online Training course. This is an introductory course for administrative and support staff who are new to sponsored programs at Iowa State University.



The Sponsored Programs Training Manual can be found by clicking here.


The Flash presentations found below follow along with the topics in the training manual. Each presentation will open in a new window. Slower connections may experience longer download times.

1 - SPA Staff, Award Types, Account Numbers, Advanced Accounts

2 - Review, Monitoring, Closeout

3 - Allowability, Sponsor Imposed Terms & Conditions

4 - Sponsored Programs Financial Report

5 - Costsharing, Effort Reporting

6 - Facilities & Administrative, Incentive Accounts

7 - Equipment Authorization, Utilization, Ownership

8 - Rebudgeting, Extensions, Preaward Spending

9 - Cost Transfers & Overdrafts

10 - Appendix Contents