The Sponsored Programs Office is dedicated to assisting faculty and staff with pre-award and early-stage post-award activities for externally funded research, scholarship and student success programs. SPO staff work closely with sponsoring agencies, Principal Investigators (PIs), and the University Corporation at Monterey Bay to provide professional and timely assistance and direction.

Sponsored Programs Office staff are also the administrative arm and operational support for the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), for the Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG) and CSU Student Research Competition (SRC).

New software roll-out

During the summer of 2015, SPO migrated from legacy systems to new ones. If you receive invitations from the following systems, they're safe to accept:


PlumX is a new PI profile management system. Learn more about it at: AIM.


Pivot is a new funding opportunity search engine. Learn more about it at: SEARCH.

grant forward

Grant Forward is a new funding opportunity search engine. Learn more about it at: SEARCH.

kuali coeus

Kuali Coeus is a new proposal development and tracking system. Learn more about it at: APPLY.

Funding opportunities

Agricultural research institute (ARI) call for proposals

FY16-17 ARI System-wide Pre-Proposal OPM submission deadline is August 24, 2015

Click here for more information (under Notices & Deadlines)

WRPI Faculty Research Incentive Award Program

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) is requesting applications for assigned time funding for the 2015-2016 academic year. The purpose of the WRPI Faculty Research Incentive Award Program is to stimulate CSU faculty members to develop and submit full proposals to external funding agencies and organizations for water-related research and educational projects.

Please note:
>The deadline to apply is August 24, 2015, 5:00pm Pacific Time.

>Applications must be submitted through campus pre-award offices.

Click herefor complete information (under Notices & Deadlines)!

spo's funding opportunities Blog

Want more information about upcoming deadlines, funding opportunity notifications, and news about funding opportunities relevant to CSUMB?

Check out our new Funding Opportunities
website updated regularly with exclusive (subscription-based) notices as well as publicly available funding opportunities.

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news & announcements

Faculty Support Grants

Congratulations to the 2015 Faculty Support Grants (FSG) Award Winners

from a variety of disciplines:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • World Languages & Cultures
  • Science & Environmental Policy
  • Social Behavioral & Global Studies
  • Kinesiology

SPO congratulates you all!

SPO's research news blog

Research of Interest

send us your funded research, scholarship, & Creative Activity publicity!

SPO staff picks are gladly bumped for the home team. Otherwise, we post what interests us.

What's happening at spo?

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