Please submit your final grant proposal materials to the Office of Sponsored Programs at least 5 business days in advance of the submission deadline to avoid delays or missed submissions.
Because grants and contracts are made to Liberty University, not the Principal Investigator (PI), Liberty University institutional approval and involvement is required. Grants and contracts obligate not only the PI, but also university facilities and resources. The legal relationship that is defined in any project or proposal exists between the funding sponsor and Liberty University.
When the OSP reviews and signs-off on a proposal on behalf of Liberty University, it signifies that the project information, including costs and available university resources have been confirmed by the respective individuals who oversee those resources, including the PI’s department head and dean. To complete a thorough review, it is essential that the complete proposal is submitted to the OSP at least ten business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.
The Liberty University Office of Sponsored Programs:
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the central administration office for all externally sponsored projects for Liberty University. The OSP is dedicated to providing assistance and services that give Liberty University faculty and staff a competitive edge in obtaining external funding.
As the authorized institutional representative for grant applications, contracts, and other funding opportunities, the Liberty University OSP is responsible for reviewing, negotiating and executing all contracts and agreements for LU which involve sponsored projects.
A sponsored program is any activity that receives restricted external funding.
Examples of sponsored programs are:
External organizations that may provide funding to Liberty University can include government agencies, foundations, nonprofits, other universities, and private companies or organizations.
Funding restrictions are the obligations and terms set in the project description of the proposal or agreement. Some conditions that might be included in a sponsored project are:
Joseph Gigliotti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology, LUCOM Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Troy Temple, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Divinity, Graduate Programs
Feng Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
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