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 $479.8 million in research, service, and training awards in FY13. 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:
Proposal Approvers: Proposal approval in Kuali Coeus. Please review this brief (less than 5 minutes) tutorial!
Kuali Coeus: Kuali Coeus is live for the Sponsored Programs Administration office as of Monday, August 18th. Our expected date for campus to have complete access to Kuali Coeus is August 20th. Update messages will be sent to the RAC email list and posted to this site and the Kuali Coeus website.
TRANSITION INFORMATION - Coeus to Kuali Coeus
FY15 fringe rates have been entered into Coeus. If you create a new proposal, the rates will automatically be there. If you are using a previously created proposal, you will need to "sync" the rates to pull in the new fringe rates. Feel free to contact your SPA Team with any questions regarding Coeus.
SPA-SPAC Quarterly Meetings - the next meeting is on Thursday, September 25 at 2:30 PM. Location is the School of Pharmacy PH N103.
NIH application resubmissions: New policy effective April 17, 2014
- NOT-OD-14-074: NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission
- Sally Rockey, NIH deputy director for extramural research, discusses the change in a Science Insider article
- Updated NIH FAQs
NOT-OD-14-079: NIH Will Open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on April 25, 2014
NIH expands to all institutions the ability to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR. NIH will require all grantee institutions to use the RPPR for non-SNAP progress reports beginning on October 17, 2014 (see NOT-OD-14-092)
Kuali Coeus Project: Over the next few months, 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.
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: 08/21/2014 at 03:28:13 PM