The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) holds institutional signature authority on acceptance of all sponsored program awards. Therefore, OSP is responsible for the review, negotiation, and approval for all such awards before they are finalized. OSP is the only university unit authorized to accept sponsored program awards.
Faculty and staff are not authorized to commit the institution through award acceptance. Failure to obtain the authorized university approvals and signatures may result in a refusal to accept or support an award.