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SPO Proposal Submission 2022-2023 Curtailment Schedule

The Sponsored Projects Office will be closed Friday, December 23, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023, returning to normal business Tuesday, January 3rd.

SPO will review and submit proposals due in December 2022 and early January 2023 according to the proposal submission guidelines with exceptions of the following:

Proposal due date & time

Cayuse routed

Final proposal due

12/23/22 through 1/2/23 by 5 pm

8 am, 12/15/22

8 am, 12/21/22

1/3/23 by 5 pm

8 am, 12/16/22

8 am, 1/3/23

1/4/23 by 5 pm

8 am, 12/19/22

8 am, 1/4/23

1/5/23 by 5 pm

8 am, 12/20/22

8 am, 1/5/23

1/6/23 by 5 pm

8 am, 12/21/22

8 am, 1/6/23

 

The mandatory campus closure means that SPO staff will be unavailable for proposal preparation support or proposal review between 12/23/22-1/2/23. PIs are encouraged to submit a Proposal Submission Request (PSR) as soon as possible, especially if the proposal needs to be submitted with a due date before, during, or just after the curtailment period. This will allow SPO and the PI to discuss the best way to manage the proposal and submit the proposal to meet the sponsor’s due date.


SPO is offering daily virtual office hours to all researchers on campus. A RA and a CGO will be there to answer questions or concerns regarding proposal submissions. The office hours will be from 10-11 am and 2-3 pm Monday through Friday. Please join us at SPO Office Hours.


The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) at UC Merced is home to the campus-delegated Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). It serves as the official liaison between the university and sponsoring agencies: federal, state, local, foundations, industry, or other public and private sources.

 

SPO staff supports the preparation, review, authorization, and submission of research, training, and other sponsored activities proposals to externally funded sponsors. SPO Contract and Grant Officers are responsible for award negotiation and acceptance.

 

Complete a Proposal Submission Request (PSR) 

Complete an Award Modification Request (AMR) 

Note: Please sign in with your UC Merced email address, and then with your UC Merced credentials to get access to the PSR and AMR Forms

What's New

SPO is offering daily virtual office hours to all researchers on campus. A RA and a CGO will be there to answer questions or concerns regarding proposal submissions. The office hours will be from 10-11 am and 2-3 pm Monday through Friday. Please join us at SPO Office Hours.

NSF has issued an updated version of the table entitled NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support.  The table dated April 20, 2022 updates information on postdoctoral scholars, students, or visiting scholars and differentiates between research activities that are intended for use on the project/proposal being proposed and those that are not.  A definition of honorarium also has been added to the table.  In addition, the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Current and Pending Support have been updated and new questions have been added.   

Any questions regarding these updates should be directed to the Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov.