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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.


Key Policies and Procedures
Award Spotlight
  • Adrian Lee, Physics, $4,999,157, NSF, “POLARBEAR/Simons Array: High-Fidelity Maps of CMB Polarization to Study Large-Scale Structure, Measure Neutrino Masses, and Search for the Signature of Inflation”
  • Xavier Darzacq, MCB, $4,255,167, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, “Single Molecule Biophysics and Biology of Cellular Identity”
  • Dacher Keltner, Institute for Personality and Social Research, $3,401,042, John Templeton Foundation, “Expanding the Science of Practice of Gratitude, Phase Two”
  • Matthew P. Walker, Psychology, $3,320,476, NIA, “Amyloid Neuropathology Underlying Sleep-dependent Memory Decline in Older Adults”
  • Janet Luhmann, SSL, $3,308,891, NASA, “In-SITU Measurements of Particles and CME Transients”
  • James Hurley, QB3, $2,876,541, NIAID, “Allostery and Hijacking of Host Membrane Traffic by HIV-1 Accessory Proteins”
  • Cheri A. Pies, SPH, $2,630,000, HRSA, “Centers of Excellence in MCH”
  • Joseph Napoli, Nutritional Science and Toxicology, $1,715,221, NIDDK, “Retinoid Homeostasis”
  • Dirk Hockemeyer, MCB, $1,706,302 NCI, “Telomerase Function in Human Tumor and Stem Cell Biology”

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