The Graduate School

About OSP

The Grant Lifecycle

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


  • Assist with online proposal application and electronic submission
  • Develop budgets in compliance with agency and institutional guidelines
  • Complete agency forms, assurances, representations and certifications
  • Contact and collaborate with partner institutions to secure all necessary subcontract documentation
  • Review final applications for formatting, accuracy and adherence to sponsor requirements
  • Guide faculty and staff regarding institutional and sponsor policies and procedures
  • Assure all regulatory requirements and export control issues are identified
  • Provide one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss funding search strategy, proposal development best practices, and feedback from submitted proposals
  • Assist and train faculty and staff in locating possible funding sources
  • Hold educational workshops and training activities on proposal development


  • 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: October 4, 2021