Faculty Handbook: Policies Governing Faculty Service
3.8  Proposal Submission and Contracting Authority

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the unit designated by the chancellor to submit all proposals for extramural support, excluding USDA proposals. Also delegated to OSP is the authority to prepare and negotiate contracts and other agreements related to sponsored programs and technology administration. The President of the University of Arkansas has delegated the authority to sign contracts for research, other sponsored programs, and technology matters to the director of OSP. OSP is the unit that receives invention disclosures, manages inventions, patents, and related intellectual property. OSP also handles research compliance functions. Information and forms for these activities can be located at https://research.uark.edu/units/osp/.

See Board Policy 300.1, revised September 17, 2021, for details https://www.uasys.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2019/07/UASP-300.1-Contracting-Authority-7.31.19.pdf