Office of Sponsored Programs Mission Statement

Jacksonville State University, through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), supports securing external funding in the form of grants and contracts by facilitating University faculty and staff involvement in collaborative research and creative activities. The OSP oversees pre-award and post-award externally funded grant and contract activities that include identifying funding opportunities/sources, proposal development, budget development, legal review of documents and contracts, internal signatures/endorsements, submission of proposals, and other grant and contract related efforts. Post-award activities associated with grants and contracts include reporting, evaluation, and maintaining and administering institutional policies. In collaboration with the Sponsored Programs Accountant, in the Division of Finance and Administration, the OSP also provides guidance on award activities to include meeting sponsor requirements for fiscal compliance and record keeping.