Welcome to Sponsored Projects Administration

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2/24/2014 - NSF - For proposals submitted or due on or after February 24, 2014, the guidelines in Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG 14-1) apply:

  • PAPPG - NSF 14-1  - included are 'Summaries of Significant Changes' from the previous version of the PAPPG 

2/10/2014 - NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2014, see NOT-OD-14-046.  

2/10/2014 - Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts, see NOT-OD-14-052.  Provides a comprehensive explanation on how to use the salary cap.

2/10/2014 - Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2014, see NOT-OD-14-053

2/10/2014 - NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2014, see NOT-OD-14-055

1/16/2014 - the NIH Salary was increased by 1 percent from $179,700 to $181,500.  Read more about the cap, and the Continuing Resolution at NOT-OD-14-043.


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.


Go to The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research