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?

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research Now Available

NIH releases strategic plan to accelerate nutrition research over next 10 years

New PI Certification Question in Kuali Research effective July 7:  I have disclosed in the proposal, as may be required, all professional activity performed within and outside of the University of Maryland (paid or unpaid), including foreign affiliations and/or support from other companies, universities, and government entities (eg. Talent programs; consulting activities). If you are unsure whether all disclosure requirements have been met please contact your SPA Administrator.
NOTE:  To update the PI certification for a proposal in progress (or recalled/revisions requested), you must delete and re-add the PI (and biosketch when applicable), and have the PI certify.

New UMB Required Questions in KR effective July 7:  Questions were added to clarify involvement of UMB or School development officers in the proposal process.
NOTE:  To update the Questionnaire, click the Update Available button on the upper right of the UMB Required Questions questionnaire.

Process changes related to Subaward Requests. The Subrecipient Commitment Form has been updated. This form is required at the time the Subaward Request is submitted. The form is completed and signed by the subrecipient and uploaded to the Subaward Request.

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

COVID-19 resources related to sponsored projects:

Important to Know:

Kuali Research - In Kuali Research, be sure to select Forms F for NIH proposals. 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.

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?"

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

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