Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University

OSP Approval of Travel

After the travel arranger has completed and submitted the etravel request form in the eTravel System, the OSP Travel Office:

  1. Verifies departmental approval.
  2. Reviews the request for grant terms covering allowability and allocability.
    • Allowability – Does the sponsor allow travel? Does the university allow it?
    • Allocability – Is the travel related to the grant? Is there a clear, grant-related purpose to the proposed travel? Are the costs what a prudent person would expect to pay?
  3. Processes pre-payments, e.g., airline tickets and any other prepayment requests