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 (CGO) assigned to assist you.

Pam Miller is the Executive Director of the Sponsored Projects Office. Associate Directors Angela Ford and Noam Pines supervise proposal and award processing for SPO. Each associate director is responsible for helping the campus with questions and issues related to specific sponsors.  The responsibility areas for each associate director are listed below:

  • Noam Pines:  DOD, DHHS, NSF, Non-Federal government (Domestic), Non-Profits and Foreign Government (Names of Sponsor J-Z), UC Funded Programs (contact npines@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-3891)
  • Angela Ford: NASA, DOE (including DOE labs), Other Federal (not listed above), State of California, Non-Profits and Foreign Government (Names of Sponsor A-I), MOUs and Unfunded Collaborations (contact arford@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-8117)

If you need to escalate a problem or issue to a SPO manager, please contact Angela Ford or Noam Pines.

If you would like to provide us with feedback on SPO, please go to Anonymous SPO Service Feedback Form - FY 2019 to answer a few questions about the quality of the services provided by the Sponsored Projects Office.

If you have a suggestion for improving SPO’s subaward services, please provide your suggestion using the Subaward Suggestion Box.


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