Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

Providing the Highest Quality Research Administration

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) partners with faculty and staff to provide the highest quality research administration at all stages of sponsored projects, from identifying funding sources through award closeout. OSP facilitates the scholarly activities of the research community as it positions the University to become the leading public research institution in the nation.

About Us

In accomplishing its mission the Office of Sponsored Programs:

  • Streamlines administrative processes and minimizes the administrative burden for investigators conducting sponsored programs, by providing easily accessible and intuitive administrative information systems.
  • Creates, and consistently implements, well-documented procedures that facilitate the conduct of sponsored activities, while ensuring compliance with sponsor and university requirements.
  • Ensures seamless research administration from proposal development through timely award closeout.
  • Provides effective stewardship of sponsor funds and promotes positive sponsor interactions.
  • Partners with other university entities to develop a shared agreement on practices and procedures.
  • Supports its employees' personal and professional development in an environment that empowers staff to function independently and creatively.
  • Provides college and department support staff with the necessary tools, resources and training so they can also enable investigators to successfully engage in scholarly activities.
  • Creates valid metrics that measure performance and progress toward goals.