The Office of Sponsored Programs strives to provide our faculty with responsive, high-quality service. Our office offers assistance to faculty and staff in two areas, Sponsored Projects and Post Award Management. The Lifecycle of a Grant pathway is available to help successfully guide University community through the funding process.

Sponsored Projects

The Sponsored Projects (OSP) team supports faculty and staff in obtaining and managing sponsored awards, as well as review and approval of proposals sent to all external sponsors.

Submission of Proposals – Internal Deadline

In order to maintain the high level of service you have come to expect and address the issues outlined above, all submissions will be subject to the following requirements:

  • ALL submission materials and paperwork must be submitted to OSP at least 4 business days prior to the submission deadline.
  • Incomplete submissions and/or submissions received after this deadline will be processed only after all complete and timely applications have been processed.
  • All submission materials received after the 4 day window will require the approval of the Vice President for Research before OSP will submit the application. An explanation of the extenuating circumstances that resulted in the late proposal must accompany the request for such approval.

Adherence to this policy will ensure OSP and your individual specialist can assist you in submitting timely and high quality applications. If you have any questions about this policy or any other matters related to sponsored programs, please do not hesitate to contact either: Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, Vice President for Research, or Emily Lacy, Associate Director.

Grant Proposal Editing/Writing Resources

The Office of Research is pleased to announce Grant Proposal editing/writing resources to help prepare faculty competitive proposals. The Grant Writer resources will assist faculty in the development of small and large proposals across multiple agencies. The Office of Research will cover the expenses associated with editor support.

We have a variety of Grant Proposal editors available with a track record of success in supporting faculty from other institutions. If any faculty member would like to take advantage of this opportunity, contact Kelly McKinney at (972) 883-4540 to make arrangements.

Who Is My Grant Specialist?

To find the name of your grant specialist, review our Grant Specialist List. If the name you are looking for is not on the list, please call (972) 883-2313 or send an email to OSP.

Post Award Management

The Post Award Management (OPM) team supports faculty and staff in managing sponsored awards and assuring proper stewardship of funding.

While providing central oversight for the post-award fiscal activities of all sponsored projects, OPM establishes sponsored projects cost center and budgets, reviews and validates transactions to support research, and acts as a liaison between Research and Billing/Accounts Receivable office.

OPM ensures compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations governing sponsored projects administration by creating and promulgating policies and procedures, developing training materials, conducting training programs. Partnering with PI, SPO, and the divisional administration, OPM ensures compliance with award terms and conditions, DOE, University, laboratory, and sponsor policies.

For a full list of sponsored programs administration support areas, review the Roles and Responsibility information page.

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