The Graduate School

About OSP

Office of Sponsored Programs
1 Normal Avenue
The School of Nursing and The Graduate School Room 415
Montclair, NJ 07043
Phone: 973-655-4128
Fax: 973-655-5150

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides a wide breadth of services to the University community, to include:


  • identifying, assisting and training faculty and staff in locating possible funding sources
  • assistance with institutional, as well as sponsor policies and procedures
  • developing budgets that comply with agency and institutional guidelines
  • reviewing proposals for formatting, accuracy and adherence to sponsor requirements and guidelines
  • completing agency forms, assurances and certifications, providing institutional statistics
  • assistance with online proposal application and electronic submission
  • holding educational workshops and training activities on proposal development
  • one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss funding search strategy, proposal development best practices and feedback from submitted proposals
  • negotiate award terms and conditions with federal and non-federal sponsors


  • assistance with understanding and interpreting complex agency requirements (e.g.,  prior approval requests)
  • revising grant award budgets in accordance with sponsor guidelines
  • negotiate continuing awards with federal and non-federal sponsors
  • assistance with non-financial post-award matters (e.g., no-cost extension requests)
  • assisting with the timely submission of interim and final programmatic reports
  • help in understanding employment procedures and forms, and processing travel requests
  • guidance and assistance in sourcing and purchasing equipment
  • holding regular workshops and training activities on non-financial post-award administration
  • one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss aspects of post-award management

Updated: May 12, 2012