Director: Michael R. Lewis
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) represents the University in matters related to external funding for research, training and public service projects. It reviews financial agreements, monitors performance and ensures that both university and sponsor concerns are met during implementation of externally funded programs.
The Office assists faculty in the preparation of proposals, including editing and budget development in accordance with sponsor guidelines and AUC policy. It also keeps the University community updated on grant opportunities, research funding competitions and other relevant information. Proposal writing workshops are offered by the Office to faculty and staff to strengthen proposal-writing skills.
OSP provides access to searchable databases of information on potential funding sources, such as SPIN and IRIS. In addition, proposal writing materials and aids are available at the Office for lending to faculty who require some assistance in proposal writing techniques.
OSP also has a web page on the AUC web site with information on OSP services, upcoming grant opportunities, budgetary information and AUC policies regarding external project approval, administration and implementation.