Faculty Handbook: Academic Responsibilities of Faculty
2.24  Sponsored Programs, Office of

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides information regarding regulations that govern sponsored activities, funding sources, grant proposal preparation and submission, oversight for compliance, expending awards, and a variety of related services. The office is divided into three primary units: Pre-award (budget guidance, proposal review for compliance and proposal submission), Award Management (e.g., award setup, no-cost time extensions, budget modifications, subaward management), and Post-award Financials/Research Accounting (e.g., service center rate review and setup, effort certification, indirect cost negotiation, financial transaction review, sponsor invoicing, financial reporting and award closeout). The office also drafts, reviews, negotiates, finalizes, and amends federal, state, foundation, and industry research agreements. Consult OSP web-site for further information, https://research.uark.edu/units/osp/.