Contract and Grant Lifecycle
- Roles and Responsibilities Matrix
- Proposal Preparation / Submission
- Preaward Administration
- Award Negotiation and Setup
- Post-Award Administration
- Outgoing Subawards
- Electronic Research Administration
- Export Control
- Foreign Engagement
- Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research
- NASA Restrictions on Funding Activity with China
- NIH Changes to Biosketch and Other Support
- NSF Broader Impacts Criterion
- Material Transfer Agreements
- Data Management Resources
- Clinical Trials
- Pamis (Including eCAF)
- Reports (Annual, On Demand)
- Research Administrators INC
- Staff Directory
- UCR Contracting Guide
- Uniform Guidance
Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) supports and advises campus researchers and their staff with a variety of extramural endeavors and funding transactions. Dedicated staff in SPA serve as UCR's institutional officials responsible for the review and submission of proposals to extramural sponsors for research, training, instructional and other activities. SPA is also responsible for award negotiation and acceptance on behalf of The Regents for projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations, and other public and private sources.
Other institutional responsibilities include the issuance and monitoring of outgoing subawards for collaborative research; coordinating pre-award and non-accounting post-award actions requiring either institutional or sponsor prior approval; monitoring institutional compliance with government regulations and award requirements; negotiating and executing various unfunded agreements (e.g., confidential disclosure agreements); and serving as the point of contact for a variety of customer groups, including sponsors, other UCR research units, faculty, and department staff throughout the proposal and award process. It is the philosophy of SPA that providing high quality customer service is essential to ensuring positive and long lasting work relationships, both on and off the UC Riverside campus.
Information for Principal Investigators
- Where Can I Find External Funding Opportunities?
- Am I Eligible to Serve as a Principal Investigator or co-PI?
- Proposal Development – Where to Get Help?
- How to Prepare and Submit a Proposal?
- Who Can Help Me with …
- Registering for the NIH eRA Commons?
Electronic submission of a NIH proposal involves two separate systems working together - Grants.gov and eRA Commons. UCR is already registered in both systems. The Principal Investigator need only register in eRA Commons. If you do not already have a NIH eRA Commons username, please contact the NIH eRA Commons coordinator identified in the ERA System Assignments, who will assist in registering you with a PI Account.
- NSF Account Registration?
- Access to Additional eRA Systems (e.g., Cayuse, FedConnect, NSPIRES, STGMS, etc.)?
- Registering for the NIH eRA Commons?
- What’s an eCAF?
UCR's electronic Campus Approval Form (eCAF) is used for the routing, approval and submission of proposals to Sponsored Programs when seeking extramural funding. The eCAF contains critical information needed by several UCR constituents, such as PIs, Co-PIs, Chairs, Deans, and Research and Economic Development staff. It also documents certain mandatory PI certifications and assurances.
Note: An eCAF can be initiated by either a PI or a Contract & Grant Analyst. Whichever the case, preparing an eCAF is a joint endeavor by a PI and a Contract & Grant Analyst, both of whom have an important role in the process (see eCAF Approval Process ). You may create an eCAF by selecting it from your Authorized Applications section in R'Space. For further assistance and information, see eCAF .
- What Do I Need to Know About the New Federal Uniform Guidance?
- What Do I Need to Know About the NASA Restrictions on Funding Activities with China?
NCURA YouTube Tuesdays
NCURA “YouTube Tuesdays” are videos produced by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). These short videos (typically 2 – 5 minutes in length), are presented by various research administrators from around the country, and provide educational information on various pre and post award administration topics. Please note that these videos do not specifically represent the University of California’s or UC Riverside's policies or procedures.