About Us

The National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance (NSPAA) of HBCUs, Incorporated was established in December 1993 with the mission to aid Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the efficiency and effectiveness of sponsored program administration. The organization provides technical assistant workshops, conferences, training and service activities, which have formed a collaborative sponsored research community of HBCUs that address and share particular needs facing HBCUs. A main goal of NSPAA is to gain visibility, and broaden its membership base within the HBCU sponsored research community. NSPAA-HBCU’s Inc. was co-founded by Mr. Marvin H. Watkins of North Carolina A&T State University and Dr. Franklin D. Hamilton of Florida A&M University.

We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

NSPAA recognizes the vital role that research administrators play in helping their schools to secure external funding. The network of HBCUs administrators developed by NSPAA has gone a long way towards promoting the specialized interests of HBCUs and furthering communication among these institutions. As the NSPAA organization grows, so does its association with federal offices and representatives. This interaction has proved to be essential in empowering HBCUs to remain competitive in the research arena and to stay abreast of current developments in sponsored research.

Each year NSPAA continues to sharpen its mission, gain visibility, and broaden its membership base within the HBCU sponsored research community. Membership in NSPAA is open to all individuals at HBCUs and new members are always welcomed. Associate membership status is offered to the many supporters interested in the promotion of HBCUs’ active engagement in sponsored programs pursuits.

NONPROFIT RICHES WITH ATTORNEY TANYA MORRISON INTERVIEWS
DEAN MARVIN H. WATKINS OF (NSPAA)