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

07/09/2019                                                Revisions to Policy Statement 98                                                           07/09/2019                                              FY19-20 New Fringe Benefits and Rate Agreement                                                                                                   05/07/2019                                    Redesigned NIH eRA website

New NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)

NSF Fastlane/Research.gov Account Request

Grants.Gov Workspace Account Registration

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)