Office of Sponsored Projects
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research and sponsored projects at The University of Texas at Austin. The mission of the OSP is to assist faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding. We do that by assisting research faculty and staff with the following: proposal review, authorization, and submission; award negotiations and acceptance; account management; close-out, reports, audits, collection; professional development and education; export control, and research compliance.
News and Alerts
The U.S. federal government’s appropriations will expire on September 30, 2023 unless funded by the 2024 budget or a continuing resolution (CR). This expiration will impact all federal agencies and can impact both pre and post award activities in OSP.
Each federal agency or department has a plan that outlines how it will operate during a shutdown. Should the government shut down, look for more information on our webpage, located under OSP Training and Resources about the impacts on proposals and new awards.
NASA has published Grant Information Circular (GIC) 23-07 to inform grant and cooperative agreement recipients of forthcoming conflict of interest (COI) disclosure requirements. The GIC implements a revision to section 3.3 “Conflicts of Interest Policy”, and establishes a new term and condition, “D39: Conflict of Interest Policy Requirements” which will apply to new and amended awards starting December 1, 2023. Additional information to be published on OSP’s Disclosures page.
The application period for NIH's Loan Repayment Program will be open from September 1, 2023 - November 16, 2023. Post Submission Certifications by OSP will need to be received by November 14, 2023. For more information see OSP's NIH Loan Repayment Programs.
NIH has released NOT-OD-23-161, which has rescinded requirements for a single budget line item “Data Management and Sharing Costs.” The NIH Application Guide has been updated to reflect this change for applications due on or after October 5, 2023.
NIH has release NOT-OD-23-133, updating the NIH Grants Policy Statement Section 15.2 to issue additional requirements for foreign subrecipients in relation to documentation of data.