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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 PAPPG Update

Effective October 4, 2021, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made a number of system updates for proposals submitted in Research.gov, FastLane, and Grants.gov in accordance with the implementation of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1). Please see the list of PAPPG (NSF 22-1) significant changes and clarifications for all of the updates. New proposal and submission types were also enabled in the Research.gov Proposal Submission System.

Changes include:

New Proposal Types in the PAPPG (Planning Proposals and Career-Life Balance Supplemental Funding Requests)

Updates to NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Research.gov Proposal Submission System Enhancements