The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides services and support to assist faculty with the development and submission of proposals for sponsored programs. ORSP staff also assist faculty in initiating or participating in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multi-institutional project development. Whatever the type of project, the procedures for the transmittal of proposals for sponsored programs are established by university policy and coordinated by the ORSP. The UM Transmittal Sheet for Sponsored Projects is the official university form for the documentation of concurrence of university officials with plans and commitments contained in proposals for externally funded projects. The ORSP is responsible for reviewing and processing all proposals submitted to external sources before they are sent off-campus. The Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs is The University of Mississippi’s authorizing official for grants and contracts.