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Sponsored Projects

The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) at the University of California, Berkeley is responsible for reviewing and authorizing proposals for submission and for interpreting, negotiating, and accepting contracts and grants for sponsored projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, and other public and private sources. SPO prepares and negotiates all subawards for collaborative research. SPO also provides resources for finding funding opportunities. If you have any questions, please go to the SPO Staff List and input the name of your department/unit in the search box above the contact list. This will enable you to find the Contract and Grant Officer assigned to assist you.


Key Policies and Procedures
Award Spotlight
  • Michael A. Silver, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, $1,837,765, NEI, “Effects of Attention and Acetylcholine on Cortical Stimulus Representations”
  • Karsten Gronert, Optometry, $1,525,268, NEI, “Regulatory Tissue Polymorphoneuclear Leukocytes Determinants of Ocular Immune Responses”
  • Trevor Darrell, ITS, $1,500,000, Toyota Motor Corporation, “Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Program - Toyota”
  • Trevor Darrell, ITS, $1,500,000, Ford Motor Company, “Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Program - Ford”
  • Andrew J. Szeri, VCR Immediate Office, $1,060,630, Koret Foundation, “UCB/UCSF Planning Grant for Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay”
  • Javad Lavaei, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, $999,751, DARPA, “Near-Global Solutions of Non-Convex Problems”
  • Trevor Darrell, ITS, $750,000, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., “Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Program - Samsung”
  • Trevor Darrell, ITS, $750,000, Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., “Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Program - Samsung Electronics”
  • Thomas Maimone, Chemistry, $605,543, NSF, “CAREER: New Annulative Methods for the Synthesis of Complex Meroterpenes”
  • Neil Tsutsui, ESPM, $605,477, NSF, “Collaborative Research: Scents of Self: How Trade-offs Shape Self/Non-self Recognition Cues in a Supercolonial Insect”
  • Ronald D. Lee, Social Science Matrix, $600,000, NIA, “Formal and Informal Support Systems for the Elderly in 50 Countries”

Sponsored activities with industry and incoming Material Transfer Agreements are managed by IAO. Outgoing MTAs are managed by OTL.