The Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) operates under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Research, managing all non-financial matters related to externally sponsored grants and contracts awarded to the University of Georgia (UGA) or the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF). Selected staff members have signatory authority to submit proposals and negotiate and accept awards for UGA and UGARF, and monitor programmatic aspects of projects from idea conceptualization (i.e., proposal development) through final project closeout.
OSP serves as a resource for information regarding funding opportunities. Staff members serve as liaisons between the university community and external funding agencies for all matters related to sponsored program administration.
As the institution's central repository for records regarding external awards, OSP serves as the office of record on research, public service, extension and instructional sponsored activity. OSP produces the OVPR Annual Report, which includes data on all UGA external awards, internal grants and awards, compliance and technology commercialization.