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 $663 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2023. SPA works with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.

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Notices, Updates, and Reminders

Kuali Research Proposal Development - additional required fields.  As of May 20, 2024, there are new required Supplemental Info fields, and the Anticipated Award Type field is required in Kuali Research (KR) proposals.

Additional information is found in the notification email dated May 17, 2024

Kuali Research Update: Key Person certifications. As of May 10, 2024, all UMB Principal Investigators AND UMB Senior/Key Personnel must be listed on the KR Proposal Development record and must complete the Investigator Certification Questionnaire before a proposal can be routed for UMB approval and submission to the sponsor. 

If a proposal was submitted for routing before May 10th but is returned or recalled on or after May 10th, the Senior/Key Personnel must complete the Investigator Certification Questionnaire before the proposal can be submitted back into routing. Proposals already in progress and not returned or recalled will not be impacted.

Additional information is found in the notification email dated May 3, 2024

Certification instructions for PIs/Key Persons

NSF and SciENcv (posted 4/23/24):  NSF announced that the NSTC-approved Common Forms for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support which are compliant with the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 24-1), are now available in SciENcv. These revised formats will be required for proposals submitted or due on or after May 20, 2024. While these revised formats cannot be uploaded in Research.gov or Grants.gov until May 20, 2024, NSF encourages proposers to become familiar with them in preparation for proposal submission in May.

NIH Resubmission Proposals - Change effective May 25:  Effective May 25, 2024, do not use any markups to identify changes in Resubmission applications. The new instructions are:  Changes made to a Resubmission application should only be outlined in the Introduction attachment. The Introduction must include a summary of substantial additions, deletions, and changes to the application. It must also include a response to weaknesses raised in the Summary Statement.  NOT-OD-24-061

SPA Notices Archive:  Reminders, updates, and announcements from past months

SPA Office Hours:

Mondays ** 10:00-11:30 am 

Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm

**First and last Monday - SPA Contracts Team is available in office hours 

Kuali Research Proposal Training 

SPA-SPAC Update meetings scheduled!  Mark your calendars and watch the RAC emails for the agenda and link closer to the meeting date:

August 21, 2024 – 2:30 pm – 4 pm VIRTUAL
December 4, 2024 – 2:30 pm – 4 pm VIRTUAL