Welcome to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 

The Ohio University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to seek, secure, and manage extramural funding in the most accurate and efficient manner. ORSP is responsible for endorsing all proposals submitted to external agencies by the Ohio University community. Pre- and post-award staff aid in proposal development and award negotiation, ensuring alignment with sponsor guidelines and university, state, and federal policies.

ORSP tracks proposals through the submission, review, and award process, and maintains the official record (uniterm file). The LEO Electronic Research management system provides electronic proposal approval routing, contains subsequent awards received, and prepares annual reports on grant and contract activity. For assistance accessing LEO, please contact your assigned pre- or post-award manager or Mike Bump, Records Management Associate, 740.593.2858, bumpm1@ohio.edu.


ORSP is reorganizing in response to expectations relative to the changing regulatory environment, implementation of the RCM model, University system upgrades, and faculty needs. Download the ORSP Reorganization Plan.

Locate Funding Opportunities

The following subscription services have been identified to assist with External Funding Sources:

Internal Funding Sources are managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please visit http://www.ohio.edu/research/Funding.cfm to learn more about internal deadlines, guidelines, and forms.