Sponsored Projects Services

Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) is dedicated to supporting University faculty and staff in their efforts to seek out and secure external awards for programs of research, scholarly and creative activities, education and training, and public service; and to support faculty and staff in their efforts to manage external award funds effectively and prudently, in order to ensure that all Sponsor and University commitments and expectations are met.

Upcoming Deadlines

NIH Deadline: 11/05/2014
SPS Deadline: 10/29/2014

Steps to secure and manage awards:

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

Quick Links

UB Research Proposal Whiteboard

University at Buffalo's Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) Whiteboard provides a snapshot of all research proposals that are currently in development at SPS in support of the entire UB research community.

  • 189 Current Proposals in Development
  • 362 Proposals Submitted Since July, 2014

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.

Important Updates

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.

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.