Training & Resources

About OSP Training

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) offers training classes and webinars in support of research administration at UT Austin. OSP training is designed to provide instruction and best practices to the research administration community for complying with federal rules and regulations as well as UT’s policies and procedures regarding sponsored project management. OSP partners with other research support units at the University – the Office of Research Support and Compliance (RSC), the Libraries, the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) – to provide targeted training in specific areas of proposal submission, compliance, and award management.

News & Alerts

The latest news, spotlights, alerts, and highlights.

Subscribe and receive policy and process updates related to sponsored research at UT Austin

Monthly newsletters from OSP informing the campus community of regulatory updates and continuing education opportunities on campus

Training & Professional Development

Grants training for new research administrators

The CRA Study Group is a self-study program for all UT Austin research administrators who are interested in and qualify to take the certified research administrator (CRA) exam.

OSP’s Mediasite is a library of NCURA and other webinars that support the professional development of UT’s research administrators.

Training information for the Cayuse424 system

Premium access provided by UT Austin

OSP calendar of events


Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost rates and related information

Useful forms, materials and information related sponsored projects.

General information for sponsored project proposals

Principles and policies governing sponsored activity


General guidelines and frequently asked questions for postdoctoral fellows

A useful guide for new faculty and researchers

A PI's guide to conducting research

Guidance and information pertaining to managing federal funding

Learn how to request a report regarding proposal and award activity from the OSP.

Application guidance and information pertaining to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs

A guideline to proposal preparation, system interface, and award report requirements.