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Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

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.