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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 Thursday, November 17, 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 Friday, November 18. For the purposes of the VCR Five Day Proposal Submission Policy, November 17 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
  • Daniel A. Portnoy, MCB, $9,969,048, NIAID, “Intracellular Pathogens and Innate Immunity”
  • Dennis Baldocchi, ESPM, $3,818,936, California Department of Water Resources, “Sherman Island Wetland Development and Delta-wide Applied GHG Research Project”
  • Daniel E. Feldman, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, $3,217,655, NINDS, “Neuroscience Training Program at UC Berkeley”
  • Allison Harvey, Psychology, $2,882,274, NIMH, “Improving Depression Outcome by Enhancing Memory for Cognitive Therapy”
  • Eric Greenwald, LHS, $2,234,821, NSF, “Supporting Teacher Practice to Facilitate and Assess Oral Scientific Argumentation: Embedding a Real-Time Assessment of Speaking and Listening into an Argumentation-Rich Curriculum”
  • Marla B. Feller, MCB, $1,864,795, NEI, “Development of Direction Selectivity in Retina”
  • Evan W. Miller, Chemistry, $1,784,565, NIGMS, “New Chemical Tools for Exploring Cellular Physiology”
  • Sarah E. Zemore, SPH, $1,562,815, NIAAA, “Graduate Research Training in Alcohol Problems: Alcohol-Related Disparities”
  • Susan Marqusee, QB3, $1,424,820, NSF, “Single Molecule Studies of Protein Folding”

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