Sponsored Programs

About SPA


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.

PAMIS eCAF Sunset and Transition to KUALI


eCAF Proposal Submission Transition Process

New PAMIS Portal

Please visit the Proposal and Award Management Information Systems (PAMIS) portal located in R'Space under the new PAMIS Tab.

    Information for Principal Investigators

    • What is Kuali Proposal? 
      Kuali Proposal is an on-line tool used for proposal development, as well as for the routing, approval and submission of proposals to Research and Economic Development (RED) when seeking extramural funding.  Kuali Proposal contains critical information needed by several UCR constituents, such as PIs, co-Investigators, Chairs, Deans, and RED staff. It also documents certain mandatory PI certifications and assurances.  The budget feature allows the user to either develop the budget directly within Kuali Proposal or, alternatively, insert the direct and indirect costs for each budget period under the Budget tab as a Budget Summary while uploading the detailed budget that was developed using other software (e.g., spreadsheet, pdf, Word, etc.) under the Internal Budget column.

      Kuali Proposal can be initiated by either a PI or a Department Administrator (e.g., Contract & Grant Analyst).  (Note: Should the PI desire to initiate a Proposal, it will route to the Department Administrator next before continuing in the submission process.)  Preparing the Proposal is a joint endeavor by the PI and a Department Administrator, both of whom have an important role in the process.  To get started creating a Proposal in Kuali Research, click on the Common Tasks  icon in the left-hand column of the dashboard, then click 'Create Proposal' under the Proposal Development module.  Further information about proposal development in Kuali Research is available on SPA's Training Resources webpage.  Note: The Kuali system-to-system (S2S) feature has not yet been placed into production; therefore, please continue to use Cayuse Proposals for proposal application submissions. Routing and approval of all proposals is required via Kuali Proposal (even if Cayuse Proposals is utilized).

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    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.