Welcome to Sponsored Projects Administration
10/25/2013 – NIH publishes revised Grants Policy Statement. See NOT-OD-14-001.
10/23/2013 – NIH creates new, consolidated web page of all announcements relating to resumption of activities. See Resuming Extramural Activities after the 2013 Government Shutdown.
10/22/2013 – NSF posts their revised proposal due dates and FAQs. See Resumption of Operations at the National Science Foundation.
10/18/2013 – NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Application Deadline has been extended to December 2nd, 2013.
10/18/2013 – NIH and NSF release early guidance now that the government shut-down is over:
- NIH: Guidance on Resumption of Activities Following the Recent Shut Down - 10/18/2013
- NSF: Resumption of Operations at the National Science Foundation - new web page to be updated regularly
10/8/2013 - The Society of Research Administrators International (SRA) created a Federal Government Shutdown webpage as a one-stop-shop for all federal sponsoring agencies' contingency plans and announcements.
10/4/2013 - CDC released their government shutdown guidance. Go to http://evpr.columbia.edu/content/whats-new for details.
10/3/2013 - The current government shutdown is NOT impacting the CDMRP eReceipt System, nor the Grants.gov receipt portal. All CDMRP pre-application and application submission deadlines remain as specified in the Program Announcements. The CDMRP Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Grants.gov Contact Center (email@example.com) remain open. Any applicants whose ability to submit their pre-applications or applications is directly impacted by the shutdown should notify the CDMRP Helpdesk immediately.
10/1/2013 - For information on the government shutdown, the EVPR website contains specific sponsor guidelines, inlcuding a chart of NIH and NSF guidelines. Go to http://evpr.columbia.edu/content/whats-new.
8/2/2013 - eRA Commons User IDs Now Required for Graduate and Undergraduate Students with Measurable Effort Supported on NIH Grants. Read NOT-OD-13-097. Contact our InfoEd Help Desk is you have someone who needs an eRA Commons account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) serves as a central resource to support the research community at Columbia University by providing guidance and stewardship for the researchers and administrators on all campuses.
Our mission is to provide excellent administrative support to investigators in their pursuit of research and other scholarly activities while ensuring compliance with federal, University and private sponsor regulations, terms and conditions.
SPA operates through delegation of authority from the University Board of Trustees as a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research.
SPA offers a wide range of services including:
- Review and submission of proposals
- Award negotiation and acceptance
- Account setup
- Subcontract issuance and negotiations
- Sponsor communications during the life cycle of the award
- Award close-out (non-financial)
- Sponsored project data collection and reporting
- Grants education
Throughout this site you will see references to the Sponsored Projects Handbook, a reference guide to sponsored projects created by Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects Finance (SPF), Office of the Controller.