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?

Sponsored Programs Basics This new video is intended for those new to sponsored programs and research administration. Share the link with your new hires!

Coronavirus Medical Device Grants: UM Ventures is providing grants of up to $50,000 per project for research that contributes to the commercialization of evidence-based medical devices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get more information and apply.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 2020 (or until funds are exhausted).

Kuali Research - In Kuali Research, when you link to an NIH opportunity, select Forms E for proposals due before May 25. Select Forms F for proposals due on or after May 25.  NIH Parent Opportunities for Forms F

Kuali Research - Identifying COVID-19 Funding:  As we find and submit funding opportunities, along with receiving awards for COVID-19 research, the State is requiring us to report all COVID-19 funding requests and awards. In order to comply, we have created a new question within the custom data tab in Proposal Development. This question asks if the funding is for COVID-19. Respond yes or no. This question in KR is required.

COVID-19 resources related to sponsored projects:

Important to Know:

REAPPRAISED checklist aims to help readers assess whether a paper has flaws that call its integrity into question. Nature article with checklist Nature 577, 167-169 (2020)

NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-075:  NIH is updating its Certificate of Confidentiality online system that is used to request an NIH-issued Certificate of Confidentiality for non-NIH funded research. If this applies to you, read the notice for details.

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

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.

Want to get a politician to listen to science? Here’s some advice (Science, 2/17/19)

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

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