OSP Staff


The field of sponsored programs serves a critical function within colleges and universities with respect to external funding and compliance with federal rules and regulations. An office of sponsored programs has the dual responsibility of assisting faculty staff and students in their grant funding efforts, as well as ensuring fulfillment of agreements with external sponsors.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at PSU is here to help faculty, staff, and students with their grant-funding efforts in compliance federal regulations, the wishes of sponsors, and best practices in the field.

OSP is here to help with grant awards and subawards with other organizations. We help negotiate the terms and expectations of funders and external partners in ways that serve the best interest of Plymouth State University. External funding can be complicated, and we are here to help.



  • Discuss project concepts and possible collaborations
  • Provide training workshops for PI’s Chairs and Administrative staff
  • Provide support to faculty & staff in efforts to find external funding
  • Application and budget preparation support
  • Acquisition of Internal Approval Routing
  • Award implementation
  • Budget monitoring
  • Payroll services for grant-funded personnel
  • Billing services
  • Financial reports








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Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age [...]

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Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college [...]