About the Office of Sponsored Programs

Where & Who We Are | Who Does What | Services We Provide



The Office of Sponsored Programs assists UNC faculty and staff members in securing and managing external and internal funding awards throughout the lifecycle of sponsored projects,

OSP reports to the Assistant Vice President for Research and Executive Director of Sponsored Programs..



The Services We Provide

Proposal Development and Submission

As the office authorized to submit external proposals that could result in awards to the university, OSP assists faculty and staff members with proposal development and submission. 

Funding Opportunities

Information on funding opportunities is made available to colleges, schools, departments, offices and individuals; and assistance using funding databases is provided for those faculty and staff members who want to receive funding alerts.

Post-award Management

OSP helps principal investigators and project directors with all aspects of managing a funded award, from negotiation and acceptance of the award to the final close out.

Sponsored Programs Education and Training

OSP provides opportunities for members of the UNC community to become familiar with and develop skills in project development, proposal writing, and award management.

If there is a specific sponsored programs topic about which you are interested in receiving instruction through a workshop or webinar, please contact Arlene Hansen.

Research Integrity & Compliance

OSP provides administrative support to UNC's Institutional Review Board, and coordinates with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Animal Care and Use Committee in addition to making training in Responsible Conduct of Research available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

Sponsored Programs Reporting

OSP maintains comprehensive data on proposals submitted and awards received by UNC faculty and staff members. Activity reports are provided in summary and detailed format.