Last Revised: April 2013
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) reports to the Vice President for Research. The office promotes and facilities the education, research, and outreach missions of the University by serving as the administrative center for externally funded research and sponsored programs. This office also protects the university’s interests in matters related to external funding by providing oversight and guidance regarding federal, state, and institutional rules, laws, and regulations. Services provided by the office include identifying funding opportunities, assistance in proposal and budget development, review of proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and authorizing awards, interpreting sponsor rules and guidelines, proposal submission, and post-award administration assistance.
Through the Vice President for Research, the President has delegated to the Director of OSP the responsibility and authority for ensuring overall compliance with federal, state, system and institutional laws, rules, and policies. In order to accomplish this, professionals in the office remain current on all applicable rules and regulations, and the office creates and maintains necessary policies and procedures to ensure the university is in compliance.
The following policies are approved university policies that exist to ensure the university’s compliance in the area of sponsored projects and can be located at: http://www.unr.edu/sponsored-projects/forms-and-policies