The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to provide advice and support to the university community in the acquisition and administration of externally funded projects in furtherance of the instruction, research, and public service mission of the university.

OSP is charged with the responsibility of handling all proposal and award activities for the University. The Executive Director of OSP oversees the University's administrative and support systems for faculty in the conduct of sponsored program activities.

OSP strives to facilitate the competitiveness and compliance of our researchers by providing customer service oriented assistance, keeping abreast of sponsor requirements and state and federal regulations, and utilizing current technology. The OSP office is dedicated to providing current information, advice, and assistance to faculty and staff. OSP continually seeks ways to improve the processes and services it provides to the University. The OSP team, in collaboration with other central administrative offices, works together with University faculty and staff toward the advancement of research for LSU.



Award Forms Proposal Forms
Board of Regents Support Fund Information Proposal Processing Checklist
Budget Worksheets Proposal Toolkit
Current F&A and Fringe Benefit Rates Sample Letters
Grants.Gov Proposals Sponsor Account Requests
LSU Information and University Contacts SPS User Manual
PI Quick Reference Guide Subaward Processing Checklist

News & Announcements

03/22/2018                                         NSF Fastlane/Research.gov Account Request

12/05/2017                                  Grants.Gov Workspace Account Registration

12/04/2017                                          Spring 2018 Trainings

11/03/2017                                                    NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 18-1) effective 1/29/2018

10/17/2017                                                 OSP Announces New Proposal Toolkit for Faculty and Staff













Archived News

Research Related Offices

Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA)
Finance & Administration
Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization
Office of Research & Economic
Development (ORED)

Institutional Animal Care and Use
Committee Resources (IACUC)
Inter-Institutional Biological and Recombinant DNA Safety Committee (IBRDSC) 
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Radiation Safety Office 
Administrators of Sponsored Programs (ASP)