February 23, 2016

SPO Service Schedule for March 24, 2016

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, the Sponsored Projects Office staff will be involved in a regional meeting with sponsored project officers from Stanford University and UCSF. Friday, March 25 is the Cesar Chavez Day holiday. Proposal and award set-up activity will resume on Monday, March 28. For the purposes of the VCRO’s five day proposal submission policy, March 24 and 25 will not count as working days. Individuals submitting proposals or needing SPO assistance with other time-sensitive transactions should plan accordingly.

Revised Proposal Processing Guidance for UC Berkeley PIs

A Revised Proposal Processing Guidance for UC Berkeley PIs CALmessages notice was issued by Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Christopher McKee to inform the campus  of a change to the VCR’s Policy on On-Time and Late Proposal Submissions. This revised guidance is in effect March 1, 2016.

It is critical that principal investigators and research administrators read both the notice and the full guidance and frequently asked questions published on the SPO website. This information clarifies and explains how the process will work after March 1, 2016.

If you have any questions about the policy, please contact your SPO Contract and Grant Officer for assistance.