Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) serves a dual role of facilitating and promoting the research and sponsored projects mission of UAA while protecting the institution by maintaining compliance related to fraud, waste, and abuse. We assist faculty and staff throughout the life cycle of external funding, with services provided through Pre-Award and Post-Award functions. Our offices are located on the 3rd floor of the 1901 Bragaw building, Suite 368. Pre-Award staff can be reached at and Post-Award Staff can be reached at

Pre-Award offers the following services:

  • Provide information about potential federal, state and private sources of funding
  • Assistance in the development of high-quality proposals that meet sponsor criteria
  • Assistance with proposal preparation
  • Assistance with budget preparation
  • Working with faculty and staff to solve pre-award problems before proposals are submitted to agencies
  • Providing training to faculty and staff on pre-award regulations and policies
  • Acting as liaison between the university and sponsors
  • Providing final UAA authorization on all proposals submitted to sponsors

OSP Review:

OSP is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and university regulations/policies related to research and external funding of sponsored projects. These areas of compliance include but are not limited to:

Post-Award offers the following services:

  • Awards, cooperative agreements, and contracts negotiation and acceptance
  • Awards accounts setup and oversight
  • Sub-contracts negotiation and initiation
  • Sponsor billing invoices processing, and bills posting
  • Technical and financial reports management and effort certification
  • Award modifications and changes negotiation and filing
  • Closing awards
  • Policy and regulatory auditing of the research expenditure financial management to ensure financial compliance and integrity
  • Responding to statewide and external audits requests