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Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs

Administration and Services

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 President, the OSP fulfills three primary functions:

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 answers any inquiries related to regulations of the various funding agencies.

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

For submittals of contract documents for review and processing by OSP, please submit them with a detailed explanation of your request to Your request will be assigned to an appropriate contracts officer, who will contact you promptly to acknowledge the submittal and to identify themselves as the responsible OSP contracts officer.

For submittal of requests for subawards or professional service agreements, please review and complete the Request for Subaward Professional Services Agreement Checklist [doc] and forward your request to  Your request will be assigned to the Subcontracts Administrator, who will contact you promptly to acknowledge the submittal.

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) represents the commitment of the university community to responsible research. It oversees the primary compliance areas of responsible conduct of research, finanical conflict of interest, and research involving human subjects, and animals.