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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.


On Friday, September 12, 2014, the majority of SPO staff will be involved in a regional meeting with sponsored project officers from Stanford University and UCSF. SPO services on this date therefore will be limited to front desk administrative duties. Proposal and award set up activity will resume on Monday, September 15th. Individuals submitting proposals or other time sensitive transactions during this time frame should plan accordingly.


Key Policies and Procedures
Award Spotlight
  • Patricia Crawford, CNR, $10,902,520, California Department of Public Health, “Obesity Prevention Evaluation and Research”
  • Roberto Horowitz, Civil and Environmental Engineering, $4,797,496, California Department of Transportation, “California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, Program Management”
  • Stephen R. Leone, Chemistry, $3,750,000, Army Research Office, “Post-Born-Oppenheimer Dynamics Using Isolated Attosecond Pulses”
  • Marcia C. Linn, Education, $2,999,748, NSF, “GRIDS: Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science”
  • John M. Colford Jr., Public Health, $2,271,443, NICHD, “Effects of Sanitation of Pathogen Transmission and Child Health in Bangladesh”
  • Craig Steinmaus, Public Health, $2,219,719, NIEHS, “Cancer in Adults Following in Utero and Early Life Exposure to Arsenic”

Sponsored activities with industry and incoming Material Transfer Agreements are managed by IPIRA.