Sponsored Projects

The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) at the University of California, Berkeley is responsible for reviewing and authorizing proposals for submission and for interpreting, negotiating, and accepting contracts and grants for sponsored projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, and other public and private sources. SPO prepares and negotiates all subawards for collaborative research. SPO also provides resources for finding funding opportunities.

SPO Service Schedule

On Monday, September 21, 2015, the majority of Sponsored Projects Office staff will be involved in a regional meeting with sponsored project officers from Stanford University and UCSF. SPO services on this date therefore will be limited to front-desk administrative duties. Proposal and award set-up activity will resume on Tuesday, September 22. For the purposes of the VCRO’s five day proposal submission policy, September 21 will not count as a working day. Individuals submitting proposals or needing SPO assistance with other time-sensitive transactions should plan accordingly.

Key Policies and Procedures
Award Spotlight
  • Eva Harris, SPH, $10,319,056, NIAID, “Protective Immunity Following Dengue Virus Natural Infections and Vaccination”
  • Irfan Siddiqi, Physics, $4,888,487, Army Research Office, “Continuous Quantum State Tracking and Error Correction (CQSTEC)”
  • Geoffrey Marcy, Astronomy, $4,470,752, Breakthrough Prize Foundation, “Breakthrough LISTEN Berkeley: Radio and Optical SETI”
  • Fenyong Liu, SPH, $1,916,173, NIDCR, “Persistent Infection of Human Cytomegalovirus in Oral Mucosa”
  • Oskar Hallatschek, QB3, $1,505,608, NIGMS, “Resolving the Mechano-Chemical Regulation or Microbial Populations in Microfluidic Devices”
  • Georjana Barnes, MCB, $1,498,704, NIGMS, “Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Microtubule Cytoskeleton”
  • Petr Horava, Physics, $1,470,000, NSF, “Particles and Strings in the Evolving Universe”
  • Hei Sook Sul, Nutritional Science and Toxicology, $1,374,208, NIDDK, “Regulation of Lipogenesis”

Sponsored activities with industry and incoming Material Transfer Agreements are managed by IAO. Outgoing MTAs are managed by OTL.