South College seeks to provide a learning environment that promotes the personal, intellectual and professional development of all members of the College community. To this end, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) encourages, assists, and supports faculty and staff who are seeking sponsorship for, or are engaged in, a broad range of externally funded projects.
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is responsible for identifying potential funding sources and communicating such information to the faculty and maintaining contacts with potential sponsors. In addition, the OSPR is responsible for proposal processing, ensuring prior to submission that proposals conform to all agency requirements, that the proposed financial arrangements are correct and consistent with the regents and College’s requirements, and that special commitments have had prior internal review. OSPR is the keystone for grant and sponsored program administration, functioning as the liaison between the funding agency, faculty member, and other College offices and departments.
Information and Communication
Disseminates information to external agencies
Re: institution's research-related capabilities
Re: faculty research/scholarly, educational and service interests
Searches for grant opportunities and distributes to faculty
Presents workshops for faculty and staff
Assists in obtaining appropriate guidelines and forms
Assists faculty and staff with developing proposal text & budgets
Provides institutional data for inclusion in proposals, as needed
Administration of South College's Clearance Procedures
Manages Clearance Process
Reviews all proposals for compliance with college policy
Transmits proposals to external agencies
Post -Award Activities
Informs Principal Investigators
Terms of awards
Conditions of awards
Coordinates with the Chief Financial Office
Sets up grant accounts
Obtains account numbers
Negotiates and Prepares Subcontracts
From College Awards to Other Institutions
From Other Organizations to the College
Coordinates Submission of Final Report
Manages Research Compliance Committee
Drafts, interprets and implements College policies related to grants and contracts
Coordinates the institutional review of and compliance with regulations of research (See COMPLIANCE) involving hazardous materials, human and animal subject.
CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
South College's West campus Auditorium will be the site of a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 17th, to discuss the problem of bullying.