About OSP

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has the institutional responsibility to assist the University's faculty, students, and staff in securing extramural support for their scholarly work, research, teaching, and service activities. The core responsibilities are (1) effective information dissemination and outreach, (2) efficient proposal and award processing, (3) oversight of regulatory fiscal compliance, (4) signature authority to bind the institution to complete the tasks, as guided by the appropriate administrators and principal investigators, and (5) assuring the Regents, the public, and sponsoring organizations that the University has adequate systems for fiscal accountability and internal controls in place for managing funds awarded to UI.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is located in Morrill Hall on the main University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho.

Pre-Award Administration
For all questions prior to proposal submission
Sponsored Programs Administrators are responsible for reviewing all proposals prior to submission to assure compliance with both University of Idaho and sponsoring agency policies.
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Post Award Administration
For all questions after your proposal has been awarded
The post-award administration staff is responsible for managing proposals that have been funded by a sponsoring agency.
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OSP Director and Contract Review
The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs is the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for the University of Idaho. All grants, contracts and agreements for externally-sponsored projects require AOR signature and are reviewed by the Contract Review Officer or Associate Contract Review Officer.
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Cost Accounting Unit
The Cost Accounting Unit is responsible for the following areas: Preparing the facilities and administrative (F&A) rate proposal; tracking cost share, monitoring expenses for compliance with University, federal and sponsor policies; subcontract invoices and effort reporting; any special reporting; and working with external auditors.
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Financial and Cost Compliance Unit
The unit is responsible for fulfilling any contractual or regulatory obligations regarding invoicing and financial reporting to sponsors, including preparing awards for closeout.
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Information Technology Unit
The Information Technology Unit is responsible for the development and upkeep of internal electronic systems for the University's research administration needs.
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