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SPO Update from the Office of Research and Graduate Education

There are upcoming changes in the office for Research and Graduate Education concerning Sponsored Program Officers (SPOs) that serve the CFAES community. During this period of transition, the SPO team members will be experiencing an increase in their individual workload assignments. The SPO team has asked for flexibility and understanding that it may take longer for them to respond to inquiries. They will be prioritizing tasks based on deadlines and urgency.  

To facilitate communication, include the epa-005 #, award #, or grant # in the subject line of your emails to the SPOs. 

We also ask that you notify your SPO at least two weeks in advance of a proposal submission. As a reminder, the epa-005 form must be completed prior to the submission of any proposal to an external sponsor. 

There will also be a change in Extension workload management: 

  • 4-H Youth Development — will move to Bojan Brkljacic 
  • Agriculture and Natural Resourceswill move to Ashley Clayton

You will notice these changes in the PI Portal as you manage your awards. A helpful one-page guide to the PI Portal can be found here.

Reach out to the Grant Development Support Unit as far in advance as possible for help to prepare a competitive proposal. Visit then click on the request services button on the right side of the page.