Office of Sponsored Programs - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs

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 (view summary of the proposal/award process and teams).  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.

Contract 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.

Award 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 activation/modification.

OSP IT Office

The Office of Sponsored Programs IT Office supports the vision and goals of the Office of Sponsored Programs through the use of technology to improve the proposal and award management process.  More information about the OSP IT Office can be found on the OSP IT Office page.

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