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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

Potential Partial Federal Government Shutdown Guidance

Sponsored Projects has created a webpage to provide guidance regarding the potential partial Federal Government shutdown. The webpage will be updated as additional information becomes available. Please check back often. If you have award-specific questions not answered by the information on, or linked to from, the webpage, please contact your Sponsored Projects TeamPosted 12/12/2018

NSF Publishes Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The NSF has issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019. Significant changes include:

A webinar to brief the community on the changes to the new PAPPG will be held on November 27 at 2 PM EST Sign up to be notified when registration is available on the NSF outreach notifications website, by selecting “All NSF Grants and Policy Outreach Events & Notifications.” Posted 11/2/2018

NIH Publishes a Revised Grants Policy Statement

In NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. October 2018).  This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2018. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October 2017) as a standard term and condition of award.  Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2018. Posted 10/26/2018

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Training Opportunities & Upcoming Meetings

Electronic Proposal Submission ORBiT Training

Effective December 1, 2018, all proposals and proposal/award actions should be submitted electronically via ORBiT for SPO review. If departmental contract & grant liaisons and support staff need training in use of the system, please contact your department's Sponsored Projects team.

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STAR Class: Negotiation and Acceptance of Awards and Gifts

This course focuses on the various actions and issues that arise during the period between the submission of a proposal and the award of a contract or grant, and covers the roles of the key players of the University and the Sponsors, denial and withdrawal of proposals, pre-award costs, revised budgets, requests for approvals to spend (RAS), content of award terms, campus award processing, and an overview of the UCSB award synopsis. Introduction to Gift Administration portion will cover how to identify a gift from a grant and what to do if you receive a gift.

Offered: Wednesday, January 09, 2019; 9:00am-12:00pm

Instructors: Jenny Martinez, Melissa Waver & Jaime Escobedo

Location: Elings Hall, Room 1605

To register, visit the UCSB Learning Center website.

2018-19 STAR Course Schedule

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