Office of Sponsored Programs

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for encouraging externally funded initiatives in support of program-related activities of academic, research and development, and administrative units; and serves as the major resource to faculty and staff who wish to pursue such projects. The Office maintains information on, and promotes awareness of, funding opportunities, assists in refining project ideas and matching them with a potential sponsor's priorities and requirements, assists in the preparation of grant applications, and serves as the final approving authority for such applications.

News & Events

The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals to address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The IUSE program features two tracks: Engaged Student Learning, and Institutional and Community Transformation. Each track has two tiers of projects: Exploration, and Design and Development.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a Request for Proposals entitled Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research. Approximately $1.35 million is available to support multiple awards.
The President has set a clear goal for the Nation’s education system. By 2020 the United States will once again lead the world in the proportion of its citizens holding college degrees or other postsecondary credentials. To support this national effort the Department of Education has outlined a comprehensive education agenda that includes expanding quality and opportunity at all levels of education from early learning programs through higher education. The FITW Program is a key part of this agenda.