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. If you need to escalate a problem/issue to a SPO manager, please contact Associate Director Noam Pines (npines@berkleley.edu) for federal transactions and Jyl Baldwin (jbaldwin@berkeley.edu) for non-federal transactions.

If you would like to provide us with feedback on SPO, please go to Anonymous SPO Service Feedback Form - FY 2018 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.