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Service Line Descriptions for Proposals and Awards

Find detailed descriptions of OCGA Proposal and Award Service Lines assigned to Contract & Grant Officer roles.

Descriptions

Contract and Grant (C&G) Officers that work on the Sponsored Research teams are assigned to departments, see Staff Assignments. The Officer, Senior Officer and Principal Officer roles handle certain service lines, which are organized by sponsor type and complexity of the proposal or award activity.

Terminology

  • Direct: funds come straight from the sponsor to UCSD. Example: NIH → UCSD.
  • Flow-through: funds goes to another entity first. Example: NIH → Stanford → UCSD (i.e. incoming subaward)
  • Sponsor is the UCOP defined sponsor type found in Kuali Research. To lookup the sponsor type for a specific sponsor code, use the Sponsor Finder Report.
  • Award Type is the Anticipated Award Type in Kuali Research.

Officer

Direct Federal: Grants, Cooperative Agreements (incl. Fellowships, Clinical Trials)*

Direct grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships from federal government agencies. Awards follow 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance).

  • Sponsor: US Federal Government Agency
  • Award Type: Grant, Cooperative Agreement, Fellowship

NIH/AHRQ grant and subaward grant proposals for Health Sciences investigators are submitted by HS SPPO

Direct University of California (UC) Programs

Programs that are administered directly by the UC Office of the President (UCOP). Although programs may be originally funded by State or other sources, the award is funded directly by UCOP (not as a subaward).

  • Sponsor: UC Campuses/Organizations
  • Award Type: Grant, Cooperative Agreement, Contract, Fellowship

Senior Officer

Flow-through Federal: Incoming Subaward Grants*

Subaward where the prime agreement is a GRANT and the prime sponsor is a federal government agency.

Example: NIH → Salk Institute → UCSD

  • Sponsor: US Federal Government Agency (Prime Sponsor), All Types of Pass-Through Entity (PTE) Sponsors
  • Award Type: Sub-award Grant

NIH/AHRQ grant and subaward grant proposals for Health Sciences investigators are submitted by HS SPPO

Flow-through UC Programs: Incoming Multi-Campus Awards (MCAs)

Multi-Campus Award where funds are from programs administered directly by the UC Office of the President (UCOP).

  • Sponsor: Foundation/ Trust, Charitable Organization, Business Related/ Interest Group
  • Award Type: Grant, Contract, Cooperative Agreement, Fellowship

Non-Profit: All (incl. Fellowships, Clinical Trials)

Research and Fellowship funding from a non-profit organization [503(c)(3)] regardless of agreement type.

  • Sponsor: Foundation/ Trust, Charitable Organization, Business Related/ Interest Group
  • Award Type: Grant, Contract, Cooperative Agreement, Sub-award Grant, Sub-award Contract, Fellowship

Principal Officer

Federal: Contracts, Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)

Direct contracts with federal government agencies and subaward contracts where a US federal government agency is the prime sponsor. Awards use Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses. Other Transaction Agreements will be subject to regulations different from Uniform Guidance or FAR-based contracts.

  • Sponsor: US Federal Government Agency
  • Award Type: Contract, Sub-award Contract

Industry: All (incl. Fellowships, PI-initiated Clinical Trials**)

Research and Fellowship funding from a for-profit entity, for all agreement types.

  • Sponsor: Business/For-Profit Entity
  • Award Type: Grant, Contract, Cooperative Agreement, Sub-award Grant, Sub-award Contract, UCSD/UC PI Initiated Clinical Trial, Fellowship

** OCTA handles 100% Industry-funded, Industry-initiated Clinical Trials

California & Other Government: All

Direct research funding from California State, local and municipal agencies, and other US state agencies, for all agreement types.

  • Sponsor: State of California, Other Government Agency (domestic)
  • Award Type: Grant, Contract, Cooperative Agreement, Sub-award Grant, Sub-award Contract, Fellowship

Foreign Government: All

Research and Fellowship funding where the primary funding entity is a foreign government entity.

  • Sponsor: Other Government Agency (foreign)
    Award Type: Grant, Contract, Cooperative Agreement, Sub-award Grant, Sub-award Contract, Fellowship
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