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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.


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Award Spotlight
  • Thad Dunning, Institute of Governmental Studies, $7,158,823, Department for International Development, “Strengthening Evaluation in Governance and Politics”
  • Catherine Metayer, Chemistry, $2,599,999, EPA, “Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment”
  • Helen Bateup, MCB, $1,650,451, NINDS, “Elucidating the Neuropathophysiology of TSC using Genetically Engineered Human Neurons”
  • Xiaohua Gong, Optometry, $1,570,000, NEI, “Cataracts, Connexin Mutants and Genetic Modifiers”
  • Daniel S. Rokhsar, MCB, $1,458,577, NSF, “BREAD ABRDC: Development of Genomic Resources in Water Yam (Dioscorea alata L.) for Accelerated Breeding and Improvement”
  • Mark Wilson, Education, $1,400,000, Institute of Education Sciences, “Developing and Testing Multi-Component Computer-Based Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards”
  • Philip B. Messersmith, Bioengineering, $1,267,394, NIBIB, “Bioinspired Polymers for Fetal Membrane Pre-Sealing”
  • Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, EECS, $1,144,214, Commission on Higher Education, “3rd Generation VCSEL for Resilient Communication Networks (3V-ReCoN)”
  • Peter Berck, Agricultural and Resource Economics, $986,999, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, “Study on the Effectiveness of Convenience Zones”
  • Paul D. Adams, QB3, $979,500, NIH Office of the Director, “Pilatus3 6M”
  • Christine F. Wildsoet, Optometry, $791,100, NEI, “Receptoral and Neural Factors Limiting Resolution in Myopes”

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