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
  • Mary K. Firestone, ESPM, $9,161,780, DOE, “Establishment to Senescence: Plant-Microbe and Microbe-Microbe Interactions Mediate Switchgrass Sustainability”
  • Paul K. Wright, CIEE, $5,000,000, California Natural Resources Agency, “California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment”
  • Catherine D. Wolfram, Haas Centers and Institutes, $4,981,729, California Energy Commission, “Unlocking Industrial Energy Efficiency Through Optimized Energy Management Systems”
  • Fred S. Bauman, CEDR, $2,939,964, California Energy Commission, “Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort”
  • Edward A. Arens, CEDR, $2,488,964, California Energy Commission, “Very Low-Cost MEMS-Based Ultrasonic Anemometer for Use Indoors and In HVAC Ducts”
  • Gibor Basri, Academic Achievement Division, $2,377,005, DOED, “Student Support Services Program, UC Berkeley, 2015-2020”
  • Daniel S. Rokhsar, MCB, $2,256,589, NHGRI, “Genomics”
  • Rodriguez, SPH, $2,204,716, CDC, “State Innovation Model Initiative Impacts on Diabetes Prevention and Management”
  • Hector P. Zhang, Xiang Mechanical Engineering, $2,000,000, NSF, “EFRI 2-DARE: Valley Optoelectronics with Atomically Thin Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”
  • Douglas E. Koshland, MCB, $1,919,990, NIGMS, “Establishment of Sister Chromatid Cohesion”

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