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
  • Carl J. Blumstein, CIEE, $4,000,000, California Energy Commission, “Customer-controlled, Price-mediated, Automated Demand Response for Commercial Buildings”
  • Donald C. Rio, MCB, $3,089,255, NIGMS, “DNA Transposons and Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing”
  • Dean Toste, Chemistry, $2,728,760, NIGMS, “Methods for Selective Organic Synthesis based on Ionic Catalysts”
  • Wayne M. Getz, ESPM, $2,499,966, NSF, “US-Israel Collab: Pathogens take Wings: Disease Transmission in Migratory Birds along the Palearctic-African Flyway”
  • Andrew Dillin, MCB, $2,047,530, NIA, “The Perception of Mitochondrial Stress in Receiving Cells”
  • Justin Remais, SPH, $1,910,490, NSF, “ WSC-Category 3: Analytical Methods for Estimating the Joint Climatological-social Drivers of Water Quality and Supply in Contrasting Tropical Zones”
  • AdrianLee, Physics, $1,714,203, Heising-Simons Foundation, “Detector Development for the Simons Observatory”
  • Mark Van Der Laan, QB3, $1,516,560, NIH National Library of Medicine, “Biomedical Big Data Training Program at UC Berkeley”
  • Ian J. Wang, ESPM, $1,486,078, NSF, “Dimensions: Landscape Genomics of an Adaptive Radiation Using Ultra-High Resolution Genetic, Morphometric, and Spatial Analysis”
  • Karen Draney, Education, $1,265,993, Institute of Education Sciences, “A Diagnostic Assessment of Meanings That Matter for Teaching High School Mathematics”
  • David Lindeman, CITRIS, $821,241, Commission on Higher Education, “Increasing the Rates of Newborn Hearing Screening with Novel Technologies and Telehealth”

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