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.

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.
RCM brings about a revision to the award letter
You have probably already heard, in the Responsibility Center Management environment all sources of revenue get attributed to academic units. Although Facilities and Administrative costs (indirect costs) are technically a recovery of costs incurred by the institution to support a restricted project, Ohio University accounts for the return of these funds as if they are revenue to the institution. In the past, a portion of the recovered F&A was kept by the institution/Vice President for Research for allocation to central costs. Under RCM there will be no central allocation at the time the funds are initially recovered. Award letters you will receive in the future reflect 100% of the recovered F&A flowing into the colleges (operating account instead of an RI account) and then the appropriate portions flowing to the Departments, PIs, and Centers/Institutes. Percentages of F&A distributed to Departments, PIs, and Centers/Institutes will continue to go into RI accounts and will continue to be according to policies 19.053 & 19.056 and as outlined at http://www.ohio.edu/research/orsp/IDCAgreement.cfm