Contract & Grant Liaison Resources

Tools & Resources

Record Retention - Best Practices for Departments This tool was created by the UCSB C&G Liaison Advisory Group to assist departments with records retention.

Annotated Funding Opportunity Announcement. The NIH has issued this annotated FOA to help researchers and administrators understand the key elements in NIH FOAs.

Who's Who on my Sponsored Project? This chart explains the roles of entities and individuals typically found on a sponsored project.

Research Related Agreements This page describes different types of agreements related to research and identifies the campus department generally responsible for the different types of agreements.

Contract and Grant Expertise Contact List This document lists contract and grant experts on campus who may be available to answer questions.

Additional Tools & Resources

Campus Contract & Grant Liaison Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

-To Be Announced-

Past Meetings

Training and Professional Development

With the goal of fostering a knowledgeable and well trained UCSB Contract and Grant administrator community, Sponsored Projects offers additional resources to keep research administrators informed and educated on issues relating directly to sponsored research administration. Additionally, Sponsored Projects will coordinate and assist with the mentoring of new research administrators. Please see the following flyer and take advantage of the available opportunities.

Research Outreach Flyer

For more information about Sponsored Projects training courses please send an e-mail to

STAR Program

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.

The certificate program offers 11 required courses. The courses are offered from September through June. To earn a certificate, you must take all 11 classes. Staff members who wish to earn a STAR Program Certificate must complete the coursework within two years from the date they begin the course series.

Current Course Schedule

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.

Advance Topics Training

As part of its effort to keep the campus community informed and educated on issues relating to sponsored projects, Sponsored Projects offers periodic training opportunities geared towards experienced UCSB Staff working in the field of contracts and grants.

Upcoming Topics

We are currently in the planning stage for the next advanced topic course. Please check back for updates.

Past Topics

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