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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.

Sponsored Projects teams, consisting of an officer (lead) and an analyst, are assigned to each UCSB department and unit that administers contracts and grants. Sponsored Projects team assignments can be found here.


News & Announcements

Handouts Available from Composite Benefits Training

Powerpoint slides can be found here and the Benefits Eligibility Requirements handout here. Posted 8/20/2018

Composite Benefit Rate Training for Contracts & Grant Liaisons

The Office of Budget and Planning will be offering a one-hour session to discuss the implementation of Composite Benefit Rates in budgets for extramural contracts and grants.

When: Monday, August 20, 2018 from 11 – Noon

Where: Marine Science Auditorium

Presenters: Martin Shumaker, Budget and Planning; Michael McGrogan, Budget and Planning; Lisa King, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Alycia Lewis, Geography

Description: The session is aimed to provide departmental administrators with the implementation plan for using composite benefit rates in contract and grant budgets, and budget and planning will introduce the Liaisons to the composite benefit website.

We highly recommend that if you work with extramural contracts and grants that you attend this informational meeting. Composite Benefit Rates will be implemented September 1, 2018.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED but seating is limited. Posted 8/6/2018

Registration Open for STAR Training Classes

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.

The program is designed for employees with duties and responsibilities related to contract and grant administration. Participants are welcome to take one or several courses in areas of particular interest to them-or they may opt to earn a certificate in the STAR program. Staff members who wish to earn a STAR program certificate must complete the coursework within two years. The certificate program offers 11 required courses from September through May and is free of charge.

For more information, a complete list of courses and to enroll, visit our Web site at /spo/contracts-and-grants-liaison-resources/star-class-schedule.

If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to Posted 8/6/2018

Reminder of NIH Requirement: Change in Status of PI/Key Personnel

The NIH issued the following notice regarding changes in status of the PD/PI or Senior/key Personnel and requirement for prior approval.

Clarification of NIHs Policy Regarding a Change in Program Directors/Principal Investigators Status
(NOT-OD-18-172) Office of the Director, NIH

If there is a change in status of a PI or key personnel on an NIH award you manage, please see the NIH GPS, the guide notice below and contact your Sponsored Projects team. Posted 5/4/2018

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Training Opportunities & Upcoming Meetings

Composite Benefit Rate Training for C&G Liaisons

When: Monday August 20, 2018 from 11 am to noon

Where: Marine Science Institute Auditorium

The session is aimed to provide departmental administrators with the implementation plan for using composite benefit rates in contract and grant budgets, and budget and planning will introduce the Liaisons to the composite benefit website.


STAR Class: Overview of Contract and Grant Administration

This introductory course provides an overview of the administration of sponsored projects at UCSB and lays the foundation for later courses. Topics covered are campus research rankings, the Office of Research infrastructure and role, shared responsibilities, the general legal principles and policies that guide research activities, resources to help locate and secure extramural funding, and tools, such as the Office of Research website.

Offered: Wednesday, September 12, 2018; 9:00am-11:00am

Instructors: Cora Diaz & Andrea Stith

Location: Elings Hall, Room 1605

To register, visit the UCSB Learning Center website.

2018-19 STAR Course Schedule

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