About OSP

Office of Sponsored Programs Mission Statement

The Office of Sponsored Programs is VCU’s central office for managing all externally sponsored projects. Our main objective is to assist faculty and staff in accomplishing the following university goals:

  1. Foster a scholarly climate that inspires creativity, a free and open exchange of ideas, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, freedom of expression, and intellectual integrity;
  2. Expand the boundaries of knowledge and understanding through research, scholarship, and creative expression in the sciences, arts, humanities, and professional disciplines.

Sponsored Programs performs these basic functions:

  • Review and approve all sponsored programs proposals for VCU;
  • Negotiate and execute all sponsored program agreements for VCU;
  • Review and submit administrative actions related to sponsor projects;
  • Interpret regulatory and contractual requirements/terms of these relationships;
  • Maintain OSP data and make it available to VCU faculty and administrators;
  • Provide formal, informal and ad hoc training and advice to university faculty and staff in connection with sponsored projects.

Contact OSP

VCU's Office of Sponsored Programs is located in the Biotech I building in the Biotechnology Research Park.

U.S. Mail Deliveries:

Box 980568
Richmond, VA 23298-0568

Express Mail Deliveries:

800 East Leigh Street, Suite 3200
Box 980568
Richmond, VA 23219

Government and Non-Profit Support

Tel: (804) 828-6772
Fax: (804) 828-2051
Email: dirospa@vcu.edu

Post Award Team

Email: ospaward@vcu.edu

Industry Support

Tel: (804) 828-6772
Fax: (804) 828-2051
Email: ospred@vcu.edu

Team Emails

The Office of Sponsored Programs has established teams to serve our faculty better. Each department is assigned to a team that works on all aspects of sponsored programs administration for the department. To determine which team your department is assigned to, click on the following link: Department Team Listings.