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Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

SPO offers 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

UC will increase the indirect cost (IDC) for on-campus projects funded by State of California agencies from 30% to 35% of Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) beginning July 1, 2023, per UC’s CFO office. This increased rate should be used on proposals with budget periods beginning July 1, 2023.

RPAC updated its State of California IDC website page with this information.