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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

Important Updates Regarding Potential Federal Government Shutdown

In an effort to keep UCSB's research community apprised of developments related to the potential federal government shutdown due to the lapse in appropriations, Sponsored Projects Office has created a webpage with information related to a potential shutdown. The webpage will be updated as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly. Posted 4/24/2017

Information Addressing Concerns over Indirect Costs (F&A)

The Council on Government Relations (COGR), an association of research universities and affiliated medical centers and independent research institutes, has prepared three documents to help explain what IDC (F&A) costs are, the importance of IDC and how the IDC system works. The documents can be found here. Posted 4/19/2017

NSF Pilot Requiring Spreadsheet Template for Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information

Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the submission of a spreadsheet template to identify collaborators and other affiliations. Please note that the spreadsheet template:

The template and associated instructions may also be accessed directly at: Posted 4/10/2017

NIH Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Executive Level II salary was previously set at $185,100, and increased to $187,000 effective January 8, 2017.

For awards issued in those years that were restricted to Executive Level II including competing awards already issued in FY2017, if adequate funds are available for active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget to accommodate the current Executive level II salary level. However, no additional funds will be provided to these grant awards. For additional information and guidance see NOT-OD-17-049. Posted 3/17/17

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Training Opportunities & Upcoming Meetings

Working with Industry and Intellectual Property

This course focuses on the unique challenges of working with the industrial sector and the tools available at the University to facilitate that work. Topics covered are research agreements, gifts, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting, basic intellectual property, and related UC policies. This course will also provide an opportunity to take a more in-depth look at intellectual property. The course will cover the basic principles of intellectual property as well as the characteristics of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. The course will also provide an overview of the technology transfer process at UCSB

Offered: Wednesday, May 10, 2017; 9:00am-11:00am
Instructors: Sherylle Mills-Englander, Kevin Stewart, and Jenna Nakano
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 find the course schedule.

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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