Office of Sponsored Programs

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The Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of San Diego has a responsibility to protect the University from any potential liability resulting from non-compliance with mandated administration standards put forth by public or private funding sources.  

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The services of OSP are available to all faculty and administrators as well as students who are mentored by a faculty member.  External funding brings valuable support to USD for basic or applied research; student instruction and training; services provided to the USD, local, national and international communities; the purchase of equipment; and facility renovation.

OSP is a full service department knowledgeable in all phases of pre- and post-award policies and procedures and available to assist during the entire length of the project. Each department is supported by a grant manager who is available to collaborate with a writer and/or potential project director throughout the entire process.  Assistance is available from the beginning conceptual development of a project,  to identifying potential funding sources, writing and submitting a proposal, develping the budget and identifying any cost share, negotiating an award, implementing and managing an awarded project, monitoring for USD and sponsor compliance, and ending with overseeing all requirements for the official close of a project.  OSP is part of a network of a variety of departments who work together as a team to bring about excellent service to any individual or group who pursues external funding.