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 Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 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 Thursday, October 12. For the purposes of the VCR Five Day Proposal Submission Policy, October 11 will not count as a working day. Individuals submitting proposals or needing SPO assistance with other time-sensitive transactions should plan accordingly.

Key Policies

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