Sponsored Programs Administration

Throughout the life of your proposal and award, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) provides oversight and administrative support to investigators and departmental administrators.

UMB investigators were awarded $556.1 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2017. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.

What's New?

NIH responds to:  "Where do I put the information I know you’d want, but didn’t ask for?"

NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy will require consideration of age, sex/gender, and race/ethnicity, in applications that involve human participants.

Related NIH podcast about Inclusion Across the Lifespan

Slides from SPA/SPAC Quarterly Meetings

Human Subjects Study Record Decision Tree - tool to help ascertain whether the Human Subjects Study Record form is needed for your proposal and if so, how much of the form must be completed.

Office 365 Security (OneDrive) - for security of sensitive data at UMB, use of Microsoft Office 365 is recommended.

NIH:  Updates and Resources for Rigor and Transparency Initiative:  Rigorous Resources for Rigorous Research

Important to Know:

Help to shape policy with your science (Nature, 8/28/18)

Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2018

NOT-OD-18-228 - NIH's planned updates to application instructions and review criteria language for research grant applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019. Notices linked within this announcement have similar information regarding career development award applications and fellowship award applications.

Kuali Research instructions and resources

Reminder: For any Grants.gov funding opportunity, if you get an error message on linking to the selected opportunity, system-to-system submission may not be available. Contact your SPA team to confirm. With SPA approval, the proposal may be prepared in Grants.gov Workspace or NIH ASSIST.

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is supporting scientific cooperation between the two countries, by funding U.S. and Israeli researchers who wish to cooperate in cutting edge scientific research.

NOT-OD-18-233 - Notice Regarding 2018 Bayh-Dole Act Final Rule - Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions

NOT-OD-18-107 - NIH Enforcement of Closeout Policies. "The purpose of this Notice is to alert the NIH extramural community that NIH is strengthening enforcement of longstanding closeout requirements, outlined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement Section 8.6, Closeout..."

NIH NOT-AI-18-049 - Initiative for Collaborative Research Between Investigators in the USA and in Norway

NOT-OD-18-011 - Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research and related blog post, "Continuing Steps to Ensuring Credibility of NIH Research: Selecting Journals with Credible Practices"

NIH NOT-OD-17-105: Reminder: NIH Applications Must Be Complete and Compliant With NIH Policy and Application Instructions At Time Of Submission

Science Magazine's 2017 Breakthrough of the Year and The biggest scientific breakthroughs of the year, now in video form

NIH: Getting to Know Federal Funders and their Research Interests (NIH RePORTER)

NIH Guidance on citing interim research products in applications, proposals, and reports

SPA Resources: Links to information of interest to investigators and administrators

Federal and Sponsor Notices and Information: More policy updates and links to listservs, blogs, and more