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Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

OSRP

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) is part of the Department of Research and Economic Development, and reports directly to Academic Affairs.  

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:

 
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