The Office of Sponsored Programs
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to provide leadership, information, and technical assistance to faculty and staff in obtaining external funds to engage in scholarly activities (research, public service, instruction, etc.) The goals of the OSP include the following:
• Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of research and sponsored program activities;
• Increase sponsored programs productivity for the entire university; and
• Provide comprehensive support services for sponsored program development and administration.
What are sponsored programs?
Sponsored programs include research, public service, instruction, and other scholarly activities. Sponsored programs are funded by external organizations via grants, contracts or cooperative agreements. The OSP is responsible for administrating all sponsored programs at Winston-Salem State University. For assistance in determining whether an opportunity or activity is a “sponsored program,” see “Defining Sponsored Programs”.