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Sponsored Projects

The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) assists faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding. This office is responsible for the effective and timely handling of faculty research proposals, specifically for preparing, interpreting, negotiating, and accepting agreements on behalf of the Regents for projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, and other public and private sources.

 

News & Announcements

Contract & Grant Liaison Meeting

The next bi-annual Contract & Grant Liaison meeting has been scheduled. The agenda is currently in development and potential topics include updates from Sponsored Projects, the Controller's Office, Business & Financial Services, TIA and more. All staff working with contracts and grants are encouraged to attend.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017; 9:00am - Noon (the end time may be adjusted as the agenda is finalized)
Location: Marine Science Building Auditorium (MSB 1302) Posted 1/18/2017

NIH & AHRQ Update Font Guidelines for Applications to Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017 

The NIH and AHRQ have issued Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-030 updating the font guidelines for applications. The notice replaces all previous font guidance. Posted 1/6/2017

Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available

The NIH issued Notice Number NOT-OD-17-023 to inform the biomedical and health services research communities that they have updated their application guide and supplemental instructions located on the How to Apply - Application Guide webpage. Please see the Notice for additional information. Posted 12/21/2016

NSF Revises Award Terms and Conditions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions to align with changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1).  All references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the PAPPG.  Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a summary of changes made to that document. The revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after January 30, 2017.

The NSF has made revisions to the following documents:

 

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Training Opportunities & Upcoming Meetings

Contract & Grant Liaison Meeting

The next bi-annual Contract & Grant Liaison meeting has been scheduled. The agenda is currently in development and potential topics include updates from Sponsored Projects, the Controller's Office, Business & Financial Services, TIA and more. All staff working with contracts and grants are encouraged to attend.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017; 9:00am - Noon (the end time may be adjusted as the agenda is finalized)
Location: Marine Science Building Auditorium (MSB 1302)

Financial Management STAR Course

This course addresses the financial aspects of administering an extramural award. Financial topics reviewed are direct costing, re-budgeting, cost transfers, overdrafts and balances, close-out procedures and reports, and Personnel Activity Reporting.  

Offered: Wednesday, February 08, 2017; 9:00am-11:30am
Instructors: Jim Corkill & Tyler Clark
Location: Marine Science Building Auditorium (MSB 1302)

To register, visit the UCSB Learning Center website. Once you have logged in use the search box and type in STAR to view the course.

2016-17 STAR Class Schedule

Current Course Schedule

The Sponsored Projects Training for Administrators in Research (STAR) program is a comprehensive certificated training program developed by the UCSB Office of Research to meet UCSB's research administration needs. The program's goals are to improve campus understanding of regulations, policies, and procedures; to strengthen internal controls; and to provide staff members with access to key resources and contacts when they need help.

To register, visit the UCSB Learning Center website. Once you have logged in use the search box and type in STAR to view all 11 courses.

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Institutional Information

Research-Related Agreements: Responsible Offices

 

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