As a unit within Division of Research and Economic Development, the Office of Sponsored Programs' (OSP) mission is to foster NSU's research mission by providing support services and training to NSU faculty and staff in identifying, securing, managing, and ensuring compliance with external and internal funding for NSU's research, community service, and training initiatives.
The OSP is NSU's central point for pre- and post-award administration of externally sponsored programs funded by government and private sources for research, teaching/training and community service projects. OSP is a resource center that supports each phase of obtaining and managing awards, from proposal planning and submission to final reporting at project close-out.
The Office of Sponsored Programs works closely with the Grant Writing Laboratory to offer a full array of services to assist faculty and staff with obtaining sponsored funding. OSP pre-award services include:
When funds for sponsored programs are awarded to the University via a contract (i.e., any contract or agreement), the Office of Sponsored Programs will coordinate the contract review and negotiation process, working with Principal Investigators, College/Centers, NSU attorneys, Risk Management, and other offices.
The purpose of contract review is to ensure that terms and conditions of the agreement are acceptable to the University, that sponsor requirements can be met, and that risk to the University is mitigated.
Contracts may only be signed by authorized officials of the University. The Office of Sponsored Programs coordinates this process.