The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides research administration services in support of the endeavors of WPI’s faculty. By collaborating with Sponsored Research Accounting (SPA), Institutional Advancement, and other administrative offices, OSP assists the research community with securing sponsored research funding that is consistent with the mission of the Institute.

In addition to collaborating with SPA to provide comprehensive services in award administration and related regulatory compliance, OSP facilitates the submission of proposals to sponsors and negotiates and accepts awards. Through providing information and assistance, OSP strives to make the proposal process and administration of research funds as easy and efficient as possible.

OSP's services include:

  • Assistance with proposal and/or budget development and proposal review for compliance and submission
  • The review, negotiation, and signing of sponsored research, material transfer, and other research-related agreements
  • Training and internal reporting on grant activities
  • Review in compliance areas, such as human subjects, animals, export control, and financial conflict of interest
  • Non-financial post-award management, including the drafting of subawards, initiation of award changes, and submitting final reports to the sponsor