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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. If you have any questions, please go to the SPO Staff List and input the name of your department/unit in the search box above the contact list. This will enable you to find the Contract and Grant Officer assigned to assist you.


SPO Service Schedule

On Friday, November 18, 2016, SPO staff will be involved in a regional meeting with sponsored project officers from Stanford University and UCSF. Proposal and award set-up activity will resume on Monday, November 21. For the purposes of the VCR Five Day Proposal Submission Policy, November 18 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
  • Stuart J. Russell, EECS, $5,555,500, Open Philanthropy Project, “Center for Human-Compatible AI”
  • Matthew P. Walker, Psychology, $4,122,300,NIA, “A Sleep Electroencephalography Biomarker Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology”
  • Kristin A. Persson, Materials Science and Engineering, $3,940,400, NSF, “CIF21 DIBBS: EI: The Local Spectroscopy Data Infrastructure (LSDI)”
  • Na’ilah Nasir, Center for Educational Partnerships, $3,616,800, U.S. Department of Education, “University of California, Berkeley Talent Search Program”
  • Ronald C. Cohen, Chemistry, $3,000,000, Koret Foundation, “The Koret Institute for Precision Prevention at the Berkeley Global Campus”
  • Noah K. Whiteman, IB, $1,866,119, NIGMS, “Co-Evolutionary Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions”
  • Craig T. Miller, MCB, $1,804,927, NIDCR, “Development Genetics of Tooth Number Variation in Sticklebacks”
  • Jennifer A. Doudna, QB3, $1,500,000, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, “Anti-viral Machinery and Cell Editing Platforms”

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