The Center for Research and Creative Endeavors
(Centro de Investigación y Creación)

 

  • Mission
  • I. Sponsored Projects Component
  • II. Institutional Research and Creative Activities Component

Mission

The Center for Research and Creative Endeavors (CIC, by its Spanish acronym) mission is to provide both faculty and students the necessary mechanisms to strengthen their intellectual and creative capacities. The CIC serves as the primary support source of research and creative work at UPRA by providing guidance and oversight for the institution’s researchers and authors. The Center is divided into two components: the Sponsored Projects Component and the Institutional Research and Creative Activities Component.

I. Sponsored Projects Component:

The Sponsored Projects Component of CIC is in charge of pre-award services, monitoring and guidance of both the award management (post-award) and the award closing.

Pre-award services include:

  • Dissemination of funding opportunities and information.
  • Assisting with the proposal development.
  • Reviewing and approving proposals to be submitted by the institution.
  • Managing the proposal submission process.
  • Negotiating, accepting, and activating an award.

Monitoring and guidance of award management include:

  • Monitoring expenses for allow ability, allocability, reasonableness, and compliance with university policies.
  • Guidance through requesting funds and reporting to the sponsor on project expenses process.
  • Monitoring spending against budget, noting certain trends such as overspending or under spending.
  • Assistance in the preparation and submission of time and effort reports.
  • Assistance in the completion of the required programmatic and financial reports.
  • Assuring that in the award closing process all requirements have been satisfied, including collection of interim and final progress reports, invention reporting, equipment reporting, and salary certifications, among others.

The offices and personnel responsible for the Sponsored Projects Component are:

  • External Resources Office (ERO)
    • CIC Director
    • ERO Director/Grant Writer
    • CIC Coordinator
    • Administrative Staff
  • Compliance Officer
    • CIC Director
    • Administrative Staff
  • Sponsored Projects Resource Center
    • CIC Director
    • CIC Coordinator
    • Administrative Staff
  • Center for the Development of the Sciences (CDS)
    • CDS Liaison

II. Institutional Research and Creative Activities Component:

The Institutional Research and Creative Activities Component provides support for UPRA's researchers and authors in order to drive research and creative productivity and protect the institution and its research community from risk. This is accomplished by:

  • Fostering collaboration between UPRA researchers and researchers from other universities within and outside of Puerto Rico.
  • Facilitating the coordination of interdisciplinary research and both artistic and literary creations.
  • Facilitating the dissemination of our community’s research findings and artistic and literary work.

The offices and personnel responsible for the Sponsored Projects Component are:

  • Research
    • CIC Director
    • Administrative Staff
    • Academic Research and Creation Institutional Committee
    • Research Participants Protection Institutional Committee
    • Animal Care and Use Institutional Committee
    • Center for the Development of the Sciences
    • CDS Liaison
  • Creation
    • CIC Director
    • Administrative Staff
    • Academic Research and Creation Institutional Committee
  • Dissemination
    • CIC Director
    • CIC Coordinator
    • Administrative Staff
    • Journals and Publications Institutional Committee