2.5.4 - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) performs a variety of pre-award and post-award sponsored program activities. ORSP responsibilities include the following:

  • Reviews proposals for consistency with university mission and policies
  • Reviews budgets and financial commitments
  • Verifies that all required committee reviews have been conducted on proposals that involve research using animal subjects; human subjects; biological, chemical, or radiation hazards; or dive safety concerns
  • Verifies that all appropriate arrangements have been made and documented for projects involving extra space allocation, renovation, use of major facilities, or other ancillary services
  • Reviews certifications regarding conflict of interest and forwards any attached disclosure forms and documents to the ORSP Director of Research Integrity and Compliance or his/her designee
  • Reviews and confirms cash cost-sharing arrangements as needed
  • Reviews and approves proposal budgets
  • Obtains signature of university’s authorizing official (Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs) on proposals
  • Maintains official university files for sponsored projects and provides periodic reports to university and state officials
  • Accepts awards and signs contracts on behalf of university
  • Transmits award materials to Accounting Office for account set-up
  • Assumes responsibility for oversight of administration of programmatic aspects of grants and contracts
  • Serves as liaison between university and external sponsor on contract, grant, and indirect cost negotiations