Sponsored Programs and Research Administration

The Sponsored Programs and Research Administration Department supports faculty and staff in all stages of a research or sponsored program lifecycle. We promote best practices in administration to increase external funding, productivity, and compliance within the Care New England research enterprise.

Lifecycle of a Research Program

The research lifecycle encapsulates all activities involved in a research program. It begins with identifying funding sources and ends with financial closeout and scientific publications. 

Below are the typical stages of a research lifecycle. More information and resources are available by clicking on each stage:


A compilation of NIH, foundation, and other funding sources.


The templates, forms, and grantsmanship tips you need to prepare your proposal.


All the information you need to get your proposal out the door.


You’re funded! Time to set up your award and sub contracts.


Common topics and resources for conducting research at CNE.


Guidance to help you apply for NCEs and close out your award.


You did amazing work. Let’s tell the world!


Clinical trials have unique needs. We’re here to help.