SPARTA Grants 10.5 upgrade to go live Aug. 14; training sessions available

The Office of Research and Technology Management has been preparing for the implementation of system upgrades for SPARTA Grants 10.5 at Case Western Reserve University.

All SPARTA Grants 10.5 modules will go live at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Training materials are available beginning today (Aug. 10).

In preparation for the switch, SPARTA Grants will go offline beginning Friday, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. All draft proposals will remain in draft form and will be available upon completion of the upgrade to SPARTA Grants 10.5. All budgets will default to percentages prior to the upgrade and those in draft will be editable upon upgrade and you can change the percentages on those draft budgets to months.

Your management center will communicate your deadlines for the week prior to go live.

Upgrade details

SPARTA Grants 10.5 will be familiar to current users of the SPARTA Grants as this is an upgrade only. However, this contains some significant upgrades and should function more smoothly so you can submit funding proposals and track their journey through the system. Some of the changes include the following:

  • Budgeting can now be done in either percentages or calendar months; and
  • Export control questions have been modified.

SPARTA Grants 10.5 training and live assistance

The Office of Technology and Research Management is preparing training and support options to help ensure that the upgrades to SPARTA Grants are implemented as smoothly as possible. 

Open house trainings will be held:

  • Today (Aug. 10) from 3 to 4 p.m. in Sears Library Building, Room 670 (and via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in Sears Library Building, Room 670 (and via Zoom)

Drop-in sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 23, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, from noon to 1 p.m.

Access the Zoom links for these sessions.

The Canvas site for on-demand training videos, slide decks and training videos posted on the university’s YouTube page also will be available soon.

Those with questions or concerns can contact