Office of Sponsored Programs

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UAA faculty and staff are encouraged to visit OSP for training opportunities and additional resources.


The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) serves a dual role of facilitating and promoting the research and sponsored projects mission of UAA while protecting the institution by maintaining compliance related to fraud, waste, and abuse. We assist faculty and staff throughout the life cycle of external funding, with services provided through Pre-Award and Post-Award functions.

Pre-Award staff can be reached at and Post-Award Staff can be reached at


Pre-Award offers these services:

  • Provide information about potential federal, state and private sources of funding
  • Assistance in the development of high-quality proposals that meet sponsor criteria
  • Assistance with proposal preparation
  • Assistance with budget preparation
  • Working with faculty and staff to solve pre-award problems before proposals are submitted to agencies
  • Providing training to faculty and staff on pre-award regulations and policies
  • Acting as liaison between the university and sponsors
  • Providing final UAA authorization on all proposals submitted to sponsors

Post-Award offers these services:

  • Awards, cooperative agreements, and contracts negotiation and acceptance
  • Awards accounts setup and oversight
  • Sub-contracts negotiation and initiation
  • Sponsor billing invoices processing, and bills posting
  • Technical and financial reports management and effort certification
  • Award modifications and changes negotiation and filing
  • Closing awards
  • Policy and regulatory auditing of the research expenditure financial management to ensure financial compliance and integrity
  • Responding to statewide and external audits requests