Sponsored Programs Administration

Throughout the life of your proposal and award, the 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?

Now available! Downloadable Guides for Kuali Research

Reminder: For S2S submissions, do not use or copy proposals created prior to May 1.

KR Proposal Roles information:  The Proposal Role "Co-Investigator" is now available in Kuali Research. However, we have discovered that the Approval routing maps are generated based on units of the PI, Multiple PI, and Co-Investigators for the proposal. For example, if a PI is in Physiology and a colleague with the role Co-Investigator is in Anesthesiology, both departments will have to approve the proposal. Proposal Roles are assigned on the Key Person page. We suggest that users select the role Key Person, and then enter the appropriate proposal role in the Key Person's Role field.

Kuali Research is available via the myUMB portal page or https://umaryland.kuali.co/res.

USDA award (or subaward) recipients, please read: USDA Records Disposal Freeze Notice

NOT-OD-18-149: NSF-NIH Interagency Initiative: Smart and Connected Health:  "The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of technologies, analytics and models supporting next generation health and medical research through high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering and technology, behavior, cognition, robotics and imaging ..."

NIH Salary Cap - NOT-OD-18-137: Effective Jan. 7, 2018, the Executive Level II salary cap increased to $189,600.

FDP Clearinghouse PilotUMB is taking part in a national pilot program as part of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). This might affect proposals in which UMB is a subrecipient or proposals that include a subrecipient in the budget.

Important to Know:

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

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.

NIH and human subjects research

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..."

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

NIH Prior Approvals: Use the eRA Commons Prior Approval Module to submit requests for withdrawal of an application, approval of $500,000 or more direct costs, change of PD/PI, no cost extension, and carryover. Prior Approval Module tutorials

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