Policies and Procedures

The Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the major unit responsible for the development and promotion of the University’s overall program of sponsored programs and sponsored research. All proposals involving sponsored programs and research are reviewed and approved by OSP prior to final submission to external funding agencies.

OSP reviews, implements and monitors the University’s research administration policies and procedures, and contributes to the formulation of new policies as necessary. OSP provides assistance to faculty and staff in clarifying and interpreting federal/agency guidelines, requirements, regulations, as well as University policies and procedures.

  1. Project Directors Guide and Policy & Procedures Manuals of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants and Contracts Accounting
    Provides institutional policy, direction and instruction from the offices of OSP and Grants and Contract Accounting in all matters related to pre-post-award activities.
  2. Proposal Life Cycle
    Overview of OSP process from proposal pre-award activities, proposal submission, award, post-award and closeout. 
  3. Limited Submissions
    Internal competition procedures for agency-limited proposal submissions
  4. AAMU Junior Faculty Seed Grant Program
    Competitive seed grant funding for AAMU junior full-time faculty members to strengthen their research capacity to compete for external funds
  5. Requisitions and Encumbrances
    University policy and procedures in Business & Finance
  6. Effort Reporting
    University’s policy on certification of effort expended on sponsored project awards administered by AAMU