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
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.