Sponsored Projects Services

Important Updates

Oracle Upgrade & New PI Dashboard Updates

The new "go-live" date for the Oracle Upgrade has been announced as Monday May 5th, 2014. Please click on the above link for key information relative to this system-wide upgrade and Sponsored Projects operations.

Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) is dedicated to supporting the University community in both pre-award and post-award activities.

Steps to secure and manage awards:

  1. Search For Sponsors
  2. Learn Proposal Fundamentals
  3. Prepare, Submit, Check Your Proposal
  4. Award Management

New IFR Process - Effective Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Effective March 3rd, 2014 SPS will implement a new IFR process that will no longer require a Change of Effort Form. SPS will continue to load effort when new accounts are established or when new money is received, however SPS will only seek Dean's approval for reductions of effort that are 25% or greater.

Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ecrt)

In collaboration with all SUNY campuses, the Research Foundation is implementing an online effort reporting tool to replace the paper version of effort certification statements. READ MORE

Updated NIH Graduate Compensation Limit

The current NIH Graduate Compensation Limit for student Salary + Fringe + Tuition is $42,000. If the student requires additional tuition over what is budgeted and the overall compensation goes over the current limit, then the overage of that student's compensation will need to be funded by other sources.

Upcoming Deadlines

NIH Deadline: 6/05/2014
SPS Deadline: 5/29/2014

Staff/Department Lookup


National Science Foundation - Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide 2014 Update

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has updated the NSF Grant Proposal Guide, 14-1 for proposals submitted or due on or after February 24, 2014. Changes have occurred in both Part I: "Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)" as well as in Part II "Award & Administration Guide (AAG)." A summary of the significant changes can be found at the beginning of each section respectively.

We encourage you to take time to review the changes and contact the SPS Proposal Specialist, Grant Coordinator, or Administrator assigned to your department if you have questions. Your contact may be found on the SPS Department Contact Assignments.

Dropbox Submission

The dropbox is used to send Adobe grants.gov PDF application package to Sponsored Projects Services (SPS). This system allows SPS to download the application package and send comments back. After review and approval by SPS, the Adobe file will be submitted through Grants.gov to the Sponsor.

Electronic Approval Form

The Approval Form houses important information (e.g. sponsor, budget, IRB and IACUC approvals, etc.) about the proposal. Department chairs and deans review and approve the form. Prior to completing the form, finalize the proposal budget with the SPS office.