Office of Sponsored Programs

Now located in the Wishcamper Center.

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 Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, in partnership with the Lumina Foundation, the National Conference on Citizenship, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, is inviting applications from postsecondary education institutions for the Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge. Each college or university entrant will compete for a prize to support the planning and creation of new education-affiliated service-year positions. The challenge seeks to promote innovative ideas related to the integration of learning and service during the college experience. There are three categories of entrants — public, private, and community colleges — with each category winner receiving $30,000. Additionally, an Audience Choice Award winner will receive a $10,000 prize.
The People of Color Fund grant program will: Invest in leaders (current, new, and emerging); Support organizations that serve communities of color; Help people of color change systems that create barriers to their success. The People of Color Fund will focus its grantmaking in three key areas. While applications for other projects will be accepted, the committee will give priority to projects or organizations that support: Leadership Development: providing skill building, training, and/or mentorships for leaders of color Civic Engagement: increasing understanding of and involvement in public institutions and civic processes; this includes legislative processes, voting, and citizenship classes Youth: training, skill building, promoting cultural awareness and appreciation, helping youth overcome challenges
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to expanding coverage and, as such, works to contribute to the policy process by funding timely and policy-relevant empirical research on questions related to health insurance. This solicitation seeks to fund quantitative studies that address the macro or micro effects of policies related to health insurance using appropriate empirical methods, including but not limited to micro-simulation and/or computable general equilibrium models.