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. University faculty were awarded more than $529.1 million in research, service and training awards in FY12. 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
- Principal Investigator Responsibilities
- Developing Proposals
- Award Management
- International Collaborations
- Policies and Procedures
- Research Administration Training
- Contacts and Staff Assignments
Important to Know! Recent news, policies and changes related to grants and contracts that you should know:
REMINDER: NIH grantees with eSNAP and Fellowship awards are now required to use the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Commons Module, for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013. Progress reports for these awards submitted in any other format will not be accepted and must be resubmitted in the RPPR format. More RPPR information
CDMRP FY2013 Funding Opportunities - Several announcments are available from the Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
For NIH grants with 7/1/2013 start date and beyond, NIH is enforcing compliance with their Public Access Policy by ensuring that all publications in progress reports are in compliance with the Policy before issuing awards.
Download the slide presentation. (PPT, 1.7 Mb)
NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, June 27-28.
NSF Awardees: On March 18, 2013, the NSF transitioned all project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov. PIs and Co-PIs will now use Research.gov to meet all NSF project reporting requirements, including submission of final, annual and interim project reports and the Project Outcomes Report. The new Project Reporting Dashboard makes it easier for PIs, Co-PIs, and SPA staff to see which reports are due or overdue. More information
Kuali Coeus Project: Over the next year, UMB will transition from our current Coeus system to the new Kuali Coeus system for our electronic research administration needs.
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.
Mandatory investigator training on PHS Conflict of Interest Regulations:
Investigators and Key Persons with PHS funding (NIH, CDC, AHRQ, etc) are required to receive this training before the beginning of any new research award (grant or contract) or before the beginning of any new fiscal year of an existing award, with a budget period starting on or after August 24, 2012. Contact the Research Integrity Office for more information.
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.
Last Updated: 05/15/2013 at 04:17:40 PM