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 $667.4 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2018. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.

What's New?

Kuali Research - UMB and UM College Park merger!  Read about What's New in KR

Updated Carryforward form has been posted on the SPA and SPAC Forms pages. Note that this request form is submitted to SPA for approval.

Required Letter of Support from Chief Accountability Officer for NIH T-series (training grant) proposals - NIH NOT-OD-19-029, Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications, requires that training grant applications contain documentation of UMB's policies and procedures related to prevention of discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices. Combine all Letters of Support into a single PDF file and upload as an attachment.

NIH Data Book - answers frequently asked questions about NIH research funding, such as summary statistics on grants and contract awards, grant applications, organizations that NIH supports, trainees and fellows supported through NIH programs, and the national biomedical workforce.

NIH considers restrictions to counter foreign influence in research - article in Nature, 12/13/2018
U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May Be Trying to Steal Your Data - article in New York Times, 1/6/2019

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.

Important to Know:

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Rein in the four horsemen of irreproducibility - Scientist Dorothy Bishop describes how threats to reproducibility, recognized but unaddressed for decades, might finally be brought under control. (Nature, 4/24/19)

NIH Inclusion Data (blog post, 5/6/19) - NIH RCDC Inclusion Statistics Report Webpage - selected inclusion data on sex/gender and race/ethnicity are publicly available disaggregated for various research, condition, and disease areas. 

NIH Funding Strategies - Use this information as you prepare your application to better understand NIH’s approach to grant funding and stay updated on key budget policies.

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

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 and to determine if User Attached Forms are available to resolve the error. With SPA approval, the proposal may be prepared in Grants.gov Workspace or NIH ASSIST.

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

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: Getting to Know Federal Funders and their Research Interests (NIH RePORTER)

NIH Guidance on citing interim research products in applications, proposals, and reports

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