The Sponsored Projects Office is responsible for reviewing, approving, negotiating, and advising HSC Prinicipal Investigators, Faculty and Staff members who seek external funding from federal, state, local and business entities. SPO aslo negotiates Material Transfer Agreements (MTS) and Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA) and Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA) with pharmaceutical companies.
The Grants.gov program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget.
Under the President's Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.
Provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.
HHMI investigators are based at host institutions across the United States. This arrangement currently represents collaborative partnerships with more than 60 research institutions. Investigators continue to participate in educational and administrative activities at their host institutions and receive additional research support from a variety of sources.
Through periodic competitions, HHMI accepts applications from researchers at more than 200 research institutions across the United States, with the aim of identifying individuals who have the potential to make significant contributions to science. Investigators continue to be based at their host institutions; however, HHMI investigators and some of their laboratory personnel are Institute employees and are supported by HHMI field offices throughout the country. Each investigator receives his or her full salary, benefits, and a research budget from HHMI. Appointment is for a five-year term, which may be renewed after an exacting review process.