The Sponsored Programs arm of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is dedicated to supporting WVSOM employees and students in the submission of quality external funding requests for research, educational, programmatic, scholarship, and other projects or activities. The ORSP reviews, secures Institutional approval for, and submits all proposals on behalf of WVSOM, unless otherwise required by the sponsor.
The Sponsored Programs arm of the ORSP also provides professional development to Principal Investigators or Program Directors, assists with identifying appropriate funding sources, oversees Institutional compliance with the terms of the award, and tracks grant activities. The ORSP undertakes all these activities in conjunction with the Office of Business Administration (OBA) to assist PIs/PDs with ensuring compliance with the terms of the award.
ALL Grants and Sponsored Projects must be reviewed and approved through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Please see the definitions below to distinguish between a grant/sponsored project and a gift/donation.
Basically, a grant or sponsored award is anything provided to the Institution that is not part of appropriations or the normal operating budget, except gifts. Awards to the Foundation do NOT have to be reviewed by the ORSP. Awards from the Foundation or the Alumni Association do not have to be reviewed by the ORSP. Though, if you would like assistance with any of these applications, the ORSP is here to help.
How to have your grant/award reviewed and submitted (the short version):
WVSOM's Grants Administrator, is involved in Pre-Award functions and some Post-Award functions (non-financial reporting & compliance).
Learn more about Pre-Award services
Grants Financial Officer (OBA), Post-Award (financial reporting & compliance)
Establishes the financial accounting related to the award once the award has been received. Works with PIs/PDs to develop agreements, contracts, and sub awards. Finally, oversees the financial closeout and reporting for the award.
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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Office of Business Affairs
Grants Financial Officer