Vision and Mission

Vision Statement 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) seeks to develop and foster a University culture of research, innovation, discovery, and partnership.


OSP exists to help University faculty and staff to increase the number of research, programs, services, and other scholarly and creative pursuits that are successful in competitive external funding opportunities from public, private, corporate, and global funding entities (Sponsors), while also ensuring the University’s financial, contractual, and regulatory risks are minimized.

Core Values 

OSP implements its vision and mission through programs and services that are rooted in the core values of the office. These values guide the way the office conducts its business and relates to others who are internal and external to the University.

  • Innovation: We seek out novel solutions to very important problems.
  • Collaboration: We form alliances and partnerships with a diversity of people, organizations, work groups, and associations to increase outcomes and sustainable impact.
  • Accountability: We work under the highest ethical standards, transparency, responsiveness, and usefulness to those we serve.
  • Excellence: We believe in lifelong learning and strive for continuous improvement.