Welcome to Sponsored Projects Administration
4/30/2013 - NIH Salary Limitation Remains at $179,700. All proposal applications to the NIH, in addition to other Operating Divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services Agencies (with the exception of the FDA and Indian Health Service) should incorporate the $179,700 salary cap. NIH Notice NOT-OD-12-035 is still the applicable guidance for charging salaries, with a salary cap of $179,700 for awards issued after 12/23/11. For FAQs, and additional guidance on the salary cap, go to SPA Guidance on NIH Cap.
4/12/2013 - Update on NIH RPPRs - The eSNAP progress report option will continue to be available in the eRA Commons until this summer. Therefore, PIs need to be cautioned to only select the RPPR option if they have a progress report due in May 2013 or later. NIH will not accept eSNAP progress reports. If an eSNAP report was accidentally initiated, the report will need to be recalled and re-created using the RPPR format. 3/28/2013 - SPA & Health Sciences Library will conduct another information session on "Avoid NIH Award Delays - the Enhanced Public Access Policy" on Thursday, April 11th at CUMC, HSC room 401, 12:00 - 1:20 pm. RSVP to Stephanie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to our NIH Public Access Policy page.
1/16/2013 - NSF conducted a webinar titled "Project Reports on Research.gov: What's In It For Me?"
Click HERE to obtain the slides from this webinar.
1/10/2013 - read this announcement about NSF's new Merit Review Process and implications on proposal submissions12/13/2012 - NIH Webinar on ASSIST
NIH conducted a webinar to provide an orientation of their new ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) system that will be used to electronically submit multi-project grant applications. The full recorded webinar with slides can be found at:8/24/12 - For quick access to information on new Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulation that took effect on 8/24/12:
- ORCT webpage containing FAQs, links, Disclosure checklist, etc.
- SPA Internal forms - see new information and subrecipient forms under "SUBAWARD FORMS" section
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.