Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Sponsored Programs Mission


The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to provide the Rowan University faculty with relevant information and guidance for the submission of quality proposals to federal, state, and industrial sponsors, and to provide effective stewardship of awarded funds. Post-award (grant accounting) functions have been added to the OSP. Please see the links below for further information on the reorganization and staffing functions.

Roles of OSP Staff
OSP Staff

Institutional Data Sheet, including UPDATED FY13-15 Fringe and F&A Rates. Rate Agreements can be found on the Research Forms page.

Process for Submitting a Grant Application

Please visit here to learn more about Cayuse SP, Rowan's electronic proposal and grant management system.

OSP Announcements

February 24, 2015 - Rowan's grant management software is now available. Cayuse SP replaces the IPAF (Internal Proposal Authorization Form). We encourage you to begin using this system---keep an eye out for training announcements. After April 3, 2015, IPAFs will not be accepted.

We are also rolling out Cayuse 424, a web-based System-to-System application that submits federal grant applications directly to in lieu of filling out cumbersome Adobe packages. This system will receive a tiered launch in Q3 2015, starting with volunteered pilot submissions. If you are interested in submitting your federal application via Cayuse 424, please contact Stephanie Lezotte.

Dec. 9, 2014 - On Nov. 26, NIH announced a new biosketch format for NIH and AHRQ grant applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2015. Revised forms and instructions are available on NIH's SF424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page and on our Forms & Templates page.

July 1, 2014 - New Internal Proposal Authorization Form (IPAF) is now available. In a continued effort to reduce paperwork, SJponsored Programs have redesigned the Proposal Planning Form down to a single page. The fillable form is now a PDF so that digital signatures can easily be added to the document. The new form can be found on our Forms & Templates Page. If you have any difficulties or suggestions related to the new form, please let us know at

April 7, 2014 - Effort Reporting Certification Implementation via Banner! Currently, the Office of Research and Office of Sponsored Programs is implementing an electronic system via Banner Self-Service to certify effort reports. This project also coincides with a change to the Effort Reporting Procedure. For further details or training inquiries, please contact Eric Gregory at or (856) 256-4058 or visit the effort reporting webpage.

Upcoming Workshops
The Office of Sponsored Programs and University Advancement offer weekly educational workshops. View the schedule and synopses here.