Office of Sponsored Programs - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs

This image is interactive with clickable hyperlinks to navigate through the different parts of a Pre-Award process Click the link to see funding opportunities. Click the link for information on proposals. Click the link for information on contracts. Click the link for information when a proposal has been awarded. Click the link for information on subcontracts.

OSP Mission

Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge through research. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) contributes directly to this mission by providing comprehensive support to faculty and staff in the administration of externally sponsored research. OSP's Primary functions:

Proposal Team

The Proposal Team reviews and approves research proposals, ensures the accuracy of the budget for the proposed project and coordinates pre-award negotiations. They also answer any inquiries related to regulations of the various funding agencies.

Contracts Team

The Contract Team assists faculty and researchers in completing contracts with sponsors (both corporations and the government). In addition, they also handle discussions of such issues as intellectual property, confidentiality, publications and any other contractual concerns.

Awards Team

The Award Team assists with the processing of all completed awards. Specific details are recorded in the research administration system and forwarded to Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) for award.

Contact OSP
Phone: (412) 268-8746

news & events

  • Click on Regulations Affecting Research Institutions [pdf] to see the list of regulations affected by the freeze placed by the new Presidential administration. OSP will continue to update the information as we receive it from the Council of Governmental Relations.

Click the News Archive button to navigate to the news archive.


fast facts

  DUNS: 05-218-4116
•  Congressional District: PA-014
•  TIN/EIN: 25-0969449
  Authorized Organizational
    Representative (AOR):
    Linda Feuster Duffy
  Current Rates
•  CAGE: 97668
•  NAICS: 611310

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  • Sponsored Research is all research and development activities that are sponsored by federal and non-federal agencies and organizations.
  • Sponsored Instruction are teaching and training activities funded by grants and contracts from federal or non-federal sponsors.
  • Other Sponsored Projects are projects funded by sponsors that involve the performance of work other than Sponsored Instruction or Sponsored Research.