Office of Sponsored Programs

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Roles of OSP Staff

The Office of Sponsored Programs is the only agent authorized to submit proposals and to receive awards from external funding sources on behalf of researchers at Rowan University. The OSP is a comprehensive organization that offers the faculty the convenience of working with one unified office for both pre-award and post-award functions.  The OSP offers a broad array of services, including:


  • Assistance in identification of appropriate funding sources
  • Review of proposal submission instructions or guidelines from funding agencies
  • Budget preparation, including initial development and, if needed, re-budgeting to accommodate sponsor’s increase or decrease in available funds
  • Supply of forms and identification numbers
  • Assembly of proposal documents
  • Submission of proposals (electronic or hard-copy)


  • Fund creation in Banner
  • Assistance in drafting sub-awards and other contracts
  • Assistance in documenting cost sharing and matching funds
  • Providing information on budget status upon request
  • Monthly invoicing upon receipt of fully executed awards/contracts
  • Submission of grants and contracts financial reports and fund close-out


  • Data integrity and consistency assurance
  • Monitoring of research conduct, including conflicts of interests and responsible conduct of research
  • Research ethics training and workshops
  • Faculty support for compliance issues
  • Provides assistance for Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Instiuttional Bio-Safety Committee

The OSP’s web page also provides links for the following information:

  • Pre-award and post-award policies, procedures, and forms
  • Current Facilities and Administration (F&A) rates and fringe benefits
  • Funding opportunities
  • Sponsored programs activity reports

OSP’s goal is to enable researchers to focus on research by providing them with the administrative and management support needed to obtain and manage externally funded programs in a friendly, professional, competent and efficient manner.