Office of Sponsored Programs - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs Administration

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. Under the guidance of the Associate Vice Provost, the OSP fulfills two primary functions:

Pre-Award Administration

The Pre-Award Administration Staff 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 Administration

The Contracts Administration Staff 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.

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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