OSP is responsible for the review, negotiations, and execution of all sponsored awards/agreements received by the University. PIs, Deans, and Department Heads are not authorized to negotiate or sign sponsored awards/agreements.

Sponsored awards are to the University.  As such, only the Authorized Organizational Representative can sign agreements and accept awards on behalf of the Institution.  All correspondence about incoming sponsored awards and agreements should be forwarded to OSP. We are responsible for reviewing award/agreement terms and conditions and for negotiating terms that are favorable to the University. The appropriate OSP research administrator will review the award notice to determine if any additional action or information is required before the sponsored project index can be established.

PIs and their associated administrator will be provided a fully executed copy of the signed award/agreement for their records.