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
- 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:
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!
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)
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: 10/25/2014 at 07:47:31 PM