ORSP Mission 

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) encourages, facilitates and supports Albany State University faculty and staff in their pursuit of external funding for their research, training and other scholarly activities. ORSP provides high-quality services to the ASU community with the goal of increasing externally sponsored funding for research and other programs while also protecting the University’s interests in assuring compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides a wide breadth of services of the ASU community, to include:

Pre-award:

·         identifying, assisting and training faculty and staff in locating possible funding sources suing the latest technology

·         assistance with institutional, as well as sponsor policies and procedures

·         developing budgets that comply with agency and institutional guidelines

·         reviewing proposals for formatting, accuracy and adherence to sponsor requirements and guidelines

·         completing agency forms, assurances and certifications, providing institutional statistics

·         assistance with online proposal application, and electronic submission

·         holding educational workshops and training activities on proposal development

·         one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss funding search strategy, proposal development best practices, and feedback from submitted proposals

·         negotiate award terms and conditions with federal and non-federal sponsors

 

Post-award:

·         providing support, monitoring and oversight of a range of non-fiscal research compliance functions including protection of human subjects, biohazard safety, controlled substances, conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research and research misconduct and export controls

·         assistance with understanding and interpreting complex agency requirements

·         revising grant award budgets in accordance with sponsor guidelines

·         negotiate continuing awards with federal and non-federal sponsors

·         assistance with post-award matters including no-cost extension requests

·         assisting with the timely submission of interim and final programmatic reports

·         holding regular workshops and training activities on non-financial post-award administration

·         one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss aspects of post-award management