The mission of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is to assist University
faculty, graduate students and staff in obtaining external funding for their
research, creative artistry, instructional and public service projects, through
the media of fellowships, grants, and contracts.
A central university administrative unit within the Division
of Research and Graduate Studies, the Office of Sponsored Projects
fulfills its mission by working proactively with faculty and staff to develop
their external funding interests, identifying appropriate funding opportunities,
and providing assistance with all of the elements of proposal development and
submission and acceptance for fellowships, grants, and contracts. Where
appropriate, OSP also implements University policies pertaining to grant and
contract-related research activities.