Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) at Auburn University at Montgomery is a service unit within the Division of Financial and Administrative Services that assists faculty and staff at AUM in obtaining external funds. We offer assistance across the entire field of sponsored programs activities, from identifying a potential source of funding, editing, and reviewing the terms and conditions of awards made to the institution. OSPR serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research projects submitted by Auburn University at Montgomery. The goal of the OSPR is to assist faculty and professional staff in their efforts to secure external funding.

Grant Opportunities

For those researching for grant opportunities, please review the following databases:

Research Council

For more information regarding the Research Council, please navigate here.

Institution Research Board

For more information regarding human subject testing or the Institution Research Board, please navigate to the IRB page here.

Services Provided By OSPR

  • Review and edit grant proposals
  • Review and process proposals for submission to sponsors
  • Review and assist with budgeting
  • Review grants and contracts to ensure compliance with sponsor and AUM requirements
  • Serve as liaison between AUM and sponsors
  • Obtain sponsor guidelines/instruction
  • Negotiate and obtain awards if needed
  • Provides assurances, representations and certifications
  • Initiate and negotiate sub-grants
  • Maintain a database of awarded grants and contracts
  • Produce the Annual Reports for External Funding Activities at AUM
  • Update faculty and staff on funding opportunities and sponsor policies
  • Provide training in SPIN and other software designated to locate funding opportunities

Pre-Award Services

  • Maintain the Research Council related documents and files for the Regular Faculty Grant In Aid.
  • Distribute new award notification information to recipients of Faculty Grant In Aid.

Research Compliance Issues

  • Research with Human Subjects (IRB)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

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