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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), a central office reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding.

The OSP reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations. The Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Research Operations serves as the designated University Officer empowered for all sponsored research activities.

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Mission Statement

The Office of Sponsored Programs is a nexus of excellence for research resources. We are dedicated to partnering with the University of Pittsburgh research community to secure funding; exchange research materials, data, and ideas; and to build collaborations in an effort to foster creativity, scholarship, and innovation.