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.

Key Policies and Procedures
Award Spotlight
  • Rebecca Heald, MCB, $3,888,620, NIGMS, “Mechanisms of Mitosis and Size Control in Xenopus”
  • Michael Botchan, MCB, $3,071,330, NCI, “The Structure, Function and Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA Replication Initiator Complexes”
  • Wenjun Zhang, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, $1,810,954, GlaxoSmithKline, “Discovery and Characterization of Enzyme Libraries for the Demonstration and Optimization of Pathways to GSK Chemical Intermediate and Targets of Interest”
  • Timothy E. Lipman, Institute of Transportation Studies, $1,500,000, California Energy Commission, “An Open-source Open-architecture Software Platform for Plug-in Electric Vehicle Smart Charging in California Residential and Small Commercial Settings”
  • Trevor Darrell, Institute of Transportation Studies, $1,500,000, Robert Bosch Corporation GMBH, “Berkeley Deep Drive (BDD) Program - Bosch”
  • Trevor Darrell, Institute of Transportation Studies, $1,425,000, Qualcomm, Inc., “Berkeley Deep Drive (BDD) Membership”
  • T. Don Tilley, Chemistry, $760,000, NSF, “Structure, Reactivity, and Catalysis in Metal-Main Group Complexes”
  • William Eisenstein, CEDR, $700,000, California Air Resources Board, “Greenhouse Gas Quantification Methodology Support”
  • John F. Hartwig, Chemistry, $680,000, NSF, “SusChEM: Mechanism and Discovery of Metal-Catalyzed Fluoroalkylation Reactions”
  • Theodore Slaman, Mathematics, $599,996, NSF, “Recursion Theory and Diophantine Approximation”

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