Sponsored Programs Administration

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) within the Office of Research and Development provides administrative support to faculty and departmental administrators for all sponsored project activities. UMB investigators were awarded nearly $501 million in research, service, and training awards in FY14. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration. 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?  Alphabetical Index - SPA Index of Key Terms and Topics

Important to Know!  Recent news, policies, and changes related to grants and contracts that you should know:

Kuali Coeus at UMB: Updated with tools, tips and guidelines for Approvers and Aggregators.

SPA-SPAC Quarterly Meetings - Keep up with research administration at UMB! DOWNLOAD the slides (PPTX, 1.3 Mb) from the meeting of 11/20/14.

NOT-OD-14-092: As of October 17, 2014, NIH requires all grantee institutions to use the RPPR for non-SNAP progress reports. See also the reminder notice, NOT-OD-15-014.

NIH application resubmissions:  New policy effective April 17, 2014

SPA Business Practices

NCURA's YouTube Tuesdays - short videos address research administration topics

Keep up with NIH issues by reading the Rock Talk Blog by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research.

Access to eRA Commons:  Please contact Colin Hunter in SPA to obtain an account. The PI/trainee/fellow must respond to an NIH email to confirm and activate the account.


Link to Archive of News, Policies, Changes

Last Updated: 11/20/2014 at 04:54:11 PM