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Office of Research and Economic Development

About Sponsored Project Office

Sponsored Projects Office (SPO), a unit within the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), supports the research and teaching mission of the campus through the submission of proposals, negotiation of awards, and financial management of sponsored projects. In providing the following quality services, our office assists faculty and staff members in meeting their research and teaching objectives:

  • Review of proposals ensuring compliance with sponsor requirements and University of California policy;
  • Submission of proposals on behalf of the Regents of the University of California;
  • Negotiation, acceptance, and monitoring of research agreements;
  • Management of award transfers to UC Merced;
  • Award setup in Cayuse and the university financial system;
  • Execution and monitoring of subawards/subcontracts;
  • Cash management – invoicing and drawdowns;
  • Reporting to external entities;
  • Award closeout;
  • Interpret and provide guidance on sponsor regulations and terms and conditions;
  • Management of the Cayuse system.