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.
Please be aware that the NSF has made revisions to the following documents which take effect Thursday, March 1, 2018:
NSF's award conditions, including the revised documents as well as a corresponding Summary of Signification Changes document for each can be viewed here.
Important changes to note include:
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact your Sponsored Projects team. Posted 2/28/2018
This email is a reminder of the requirement to obtain prior approval before any PD/PI or Senior/Key Personnel specifically named in the NIH notice of award:
It is the PI(s)' and department's responsibility to monitor the status and level of effort of PD/PIs and Senior/Key Personnel.
See the NIH Grants Policy Statement section 22.214.171.124 for additional details and information that must be included in the prior approval request. Contact your Sponsored Projects team if you have any questions. Posted 2/13/2018
This course addresses the research administration compliance environment, including federal and state conflict-of-interest regulations, significant compliance risks in research administration; research misconduct; export control; and insider tips/preparing for an audit, the UC Whistleblower Policy, and real-life examples of university research compliance issues.
Offered: Wednesday, April 04, 2018; 9:00am-12:00noon
Instructors: Karen Hanson, Brian McCurdy, Brandt Burgess, John Kushwara, Irene Camargo
Location: Marine Science Building Auditorium (MSB1302)
To register, visit the UCSB Learning Center website.
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.