What OSP Does
OSP is responsible for institutional approval and submission of proposals on behalf of the University. OSP is staffed by Projects Officers knowledgeable about funding opportunities in a wide range of academic disciplines and experienced in working with external sponsors. They will help proposers to identify appropriate sponsors, interpret guidelines, develop budgets, and fulfill application requirements. They review proposals for consistency with institutional and sponsor guidelines and requirements, act as liaison between investigators and sponsors in the negotiation of awards and provide guidance to investigators in managing funded projects.
OSP also serves as the University's research compliance office by identifying regulatory requirements, negotiating federal assurances and staffing institutional review committees, developing institutional policy and procedures for the protection of human subjects, conflict of interest and misconduct in science, and supporting the University's obligations under its Assurance covering the use of animals in research, along with other requirements imposed by federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
In addition, OSP administers two institutionally-funded research incentives programs, the New York University Research Challenge Fund, an annual competitive program, as well as a related Emergency Support Program, and the University Scientific Instrumentation Costsharing Fund, which offers costsharing for proposals to external research equipment programs requiring it.
To keep the University community informed, OSP maintains an NYU website and publishes a Deadline Calendar of other upcoming funded opportunities, as well as an Awards Listing to assist potential proposers in identifying faculty members working in compatible areas of interest, and detailed announcements of specific program opportunities. Sponsor guidelines, application materials, and general guides to proposal development are available in the OSP library, which is open to NYU faculty and administrators. From time to time OSP also conducts workshops for faculty investigators and local research administrators and participates in classroom instruction on research-related policy for students.
OSP staff may be reached Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at: 212-998-2121