Sponsored Programs and Research

South College seeks to provide a learning environment that promotes the personal, intellectual and professional development of all members of the College community. To this end, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) encourages, assists, and supports faculty and staff who are seeking sponsorship for, or are engaged in, a broad range of externally funded projects.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is responsible for identifying potential funding sources and communicating such information to the faculty and maintaining contacts with potential sponsors. In addition, the OSPR is responsible for proposal processing, ensuring prior to submission that proposals conform to all agency requirements, that the proposed financial arrangements are correct and consistent with the regents and College’s requirements, and that special commitments have had prior internal review. OSPR is the keystone for grant and sponsored program administration, functioning as the liaison between the funding agency, faculty member, and other College offices and departments.

Pre-Award Activities

  1. Information and Communication
    1. Disseminates information to external agencies
      1. Re: institution’s research-related capabilities
      2. Re: faculty research/scholarly, educational and service interests
    2. Searches for grant opportunities and distributes to faculty
    3. Interprets policies/procedures of governmental funding agencies
    4. Presents workshops for faculty and staff
  2. Proposal Development
    1. Assists in obtaining appropriate guidelines and forms
    2. Assists faculty and staff with developing proposal text & budgets
    3. Provides institutional data for inclusion in proposals, as needed

Administration of South College’s Clearance Procedures

  1. Manages Clearance Process
  2. Reviews all proposals for compliance with college policy
  3. Transmits proposals to external agencies

Post -Award Activities

  1. Informs Principal Investigators
    1. Terms of awards
    2. Conditions of awards
  2. Coordinates with the Chief Financial Office
    1. Sets up grant accounts
    2. Obtains account numbers
  3. Negotiates and Prepares Subcontracts
    1. From College Awards to Other Institutions
    2. From Other Organizations to the College
  4. Coordinates Submission of Final Report
  5. Manages Research Compliance Committee
    1. Drafts, interprets and implements College policies related to grants and contracts
    2. Coordinates the institutional review of and compliance with regulations of research (See COMPLIANCE) involving hazardous materials, human and animal subject.
    3. CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative