Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
OSP is a unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. OSP provides pre-award and non-financial post-award administrative services for sponsored projects for the Urbana-Champaign campus. In addition, OSP works in close collaboration with a number of other University offices and with unit personnel to facilitate the overall effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, and processes.
OSP consists of Proposal, Award, and Processing and Reporting sections.
The Proposal section is responsible for reviewing and approving the requests for external funding prepared and submitted by the campus community to Federal, State, and Private Sponsors.
The Award section is responsible for negotiating terms and conditions of awards resulting from the submission of requests for funding, and various other research related agreements, including material transfers-in, non-disclosure, and collaboration agreements. This section also has responsibility for issuing agreements to lower tier sub-recipients under the prime awards.
The Processing and Reporting sections are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the sponsored programs data, routing both incoming and outgoing transactional documents, and responding to University inquiries and requests from certain external entities for reporting related to proposal and award processing.