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 $665.8 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2019. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.

What's New?

Kuali Research Modular Budget:  A "new look" for the modular budget section of the proposal budget was turned on by Kuali as of October 21. The detailed budget automatically syncs to modular, and enough detail and explanations are displayed for you to be able to review the calculations and adjust them, if need be. Instructions: Modular Budget Guide October 2019

Kuali Proposal Routing - SOM Institutes/Centers:  The routing rules for SOM Institutes and Centers changed as of October 11. The benefit to the entire campus is that you should see fewer approvals in the routings (which were never required but were a consequence of some software configurations used by UMCP). Existing proposals in approval pending status will continue through the routing path that was in place at the time the rule changes.

Changes for SOM Institutes and Centers:

User permissions for administrative (Department Pre-award) users were updated so that the correct unit(s) can be selected as the Lead Unit. PI User permissions will not be updated unless requested. Contact Janet Simons for any requests for or issues with User permissions that may be related to this change, including the ability to view existing proposals from your PIs.

  • Select the Center/Institute as the Lead Unit for the proposal
  • In the Key Personnel section, Unit Details tab for the PI/Contact, add the unit of academic appointment for the PI. 

NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-109: Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020
Related blog post:  Linking ORCID Identifiers to eRA Profiles to Streamline Application Processes and to Enhance Tracking of Career Outcomes
Information from UMB HSHSL

Important to Know:

NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-114 - Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components

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

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

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Kuali Research instructions and resources

Distribution List Information: SPA and SPAC use email distribution lists to facilitate communications with department administration. To add or remove an email from your unit's distribution list, contact: Information Services for School of Medicine (help@som.umaryland.edu); Dean’s Offices for Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and part of Social Work; Colin Hunter in CITS for School of Law, part of School of Social Work, Central Administration users

SPA links of interest: Information and articles of interest to investigators and administrators

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