Attention: Holiday Season Availability
The NAU Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) will celebrate the upcoming holiday season and recognize designated NAU Holidays. The office will be closed Friday, December 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023. In advance of the holiday closure, our OSP staff will be working closely with faculty and staff who have sponsored project proposals due during the closure period. Additionally, the OSP will have staff available to address any issues or needs that arise during the holiday period.
Please contact the following staff during the holiday period:
For Pre-Award Needs: Accordion Open
For Post-Award Needs: Accordion Closed
Office of Sponsored Projects
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is the university’s centralized office responsible for authorizing extramural funding proposals submitted to sponsors, negotiating with sponsors, and accepting awards. It has the institutional responsibility for assuring the Arizona State Board of Regents (ABOR), the public, and the Federal government that the University has in-place systems and best practices for internal controls and fiscal accountability for sponsored project funds awarded to NAU.
The Sponsored Project Lifecycle
OSP has adopted a lifecycle management approach to research administration. This means that teams within our office are organized to manage proposals from the beginning, or ‘pre-award,’ stage of a project through the termination, or closeout, of an award. This comprehensive approach helps the teams to better understand the entire cycle of an award in all of its stages, rather than only gaining familiarity with one phase.
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OSP’s highest priority is providing direct support to faculty and staff involved in sponsored activities during the entire lifecycle of the grant. Each step is defined with clear expectations, roles and responsibilities, and guidance.