Office of Sponsored Programs

Signed contract close upThe mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to provide comprehensive support to members of the Boston University research community engaged in the preparation and submission of research proposals and the management of funded research projects. As steward of the university’s externally-funded research portfolio, OSP is responsible for ensuring that all research proposals and projects adhere to Boston University’s academic and research policies and meet its obligations to external sponsors.

OSP supports investigators who have or plan to apply for external sources of support for their research, departmental administrators who assist with proposal preparation or award administration, and department chairs and deans who supervise research-active units. OSP maintains offices on both the Charles River and Medical Campuses.

NEW! Uniform Guidance Information:

Please see our new Uniform Guidance website for important information about upcoming changes to the management of Federal awards.

NEW! My Grant Expenses: Now Available for Principal Investigators:

My Grant Expenses is a reporting tool developed specifically to provide Principal Investigators with a consolidated, easy-to-access view of budget and expenditure data for grants in their portfolios.

Award Set-Up Process Improvement Initiative:

OSP and PAFO are working to improve award set-up times and increase visibility into the award set-up process. Learn more.

Where is my award? (updated every business day between 3 and 5pm; BU log-in required)

    Recent Announcements – The most current Sponsored Program related announcements from partnering offices.