OSRP is a "one-stop shop" comprised of eight staff members which includes one director, one assistant director, one pre award research administrator, and five post award research administrators (OSRP Organizational Chart). Our purpose is to foster an environment which encourages research, scholarly inquiry and creative activities by the faculty through technically assisting in the acquisition of extramural funding.
It is responsible to the University and to the funding agencies for the financial and regulatory administration of all contracts and grants awarded to North Carolina Central University. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to:
Identifying funding opportunities
Assisting with proposal applications and budget preparation
Providing Training to faculty and grant administrators
Establishing policies and procedures consistent with federal and state regulations
Determining the propriety and reasonableness of costs.
Exercising budgetary control of contracts and grants
Preparing and submitting interim and final financial reports
Preparing periodic invoices and requests for funds
Maintaining an effective and auditable effort reporting system
Guidance for the administration of Federal and Non-Federal Awards are provided from several sources. The primary sources are: