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The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) supports faculty and staff in obtaining external funding for your research and programs. Our focus is on financial awards from federal, state, and local agencies.

The Director of OSRP reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and operates according to the Institutional Policies and Procedures Pertaining to Grants and Contracts as adopted by the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver 

Our Services    

Research Management

  • Provide templates for prospective PIs to capture project ideas to guide prospect research
  • Conduct prospect research on public and private funding opportunities for faculty, staff, and students as well as for University strategic initiatives
  • Produce and disseminate customized Funding Opportunities Research Reports
  • Perform information searches on specific funders, including giving history, abstracts of similar funded projects, and tracking deadlines and updates
  • Manage COS Pivot database, tag and track records, and set up automatic searches
  • Provide group and one-on-one training for COS Pivot to assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting their own prospect research
  • Conduct research in other areas of need to the University, as requested

Proposal Development 

  • Conduct introductory meetings with prospective PIs to discuss their ideas and recommend next steps
  • Consult with PI and proposal development team regarding RFP specifications
  • Ensure that the requirements of the funding agency and institutional policies are being met throughout the proposal development process
  • Provide technical support in proposal writing, including demographic/statistical information, institutional documentation, literature reviews, bibliographies, logic models, and charts and tables
  • Edit and proofread proposal documents
  • Assist in preparation of project budgets
  • Coordinate internal proposal review process and submission authorizations
  • Submit final proposals to the funding agency as the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR)

 Grants and Contracts Management 

  • Ensure proposals and contracts are in compliance with University policies and procedures, federal and state regulations, and funder guidelines
  • Ensure receipt and proper dissemination of awards and contracts
  • Create and maintain records for documenting and reporting grant activity
  • Assist with budget negotiations and revisions
  • Ensure awards and contracts are managed in compliance with government regulations
  • Assist with requests for renewals, continuations, and no-cost extensions
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of technical reports and close-out documents 

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