Office of Sponsored Programs
Proposal Processing and Pre-Award Services
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) facilitates institutional approval for all sponsored proposal submissions, accepts and administers grant awards, and negotiates contracts and other research related agreements on behalf of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus.
For a complete list of OSP personnel, visit the Staff Listing page.
To find out which OSP specialist handles projects for a particular governmental agency or private sector entity, visit the Agency Distribution List page.
To get an overview of the people and processes involved in the submission of proposals, execution and administration of awards, and the conduct of research at UT, view the new Proposal and Award Roles and Responsibilities Matrix.
Policies, Procedures and General Information
Frequently needed information for proposal preparation:
- Proposal Information
- Proposal Submission Deadlines (revised 12/1/10)
- Facilities and Administration (F & A) Rates
- GRA Maintenance Fees for Proposal Budgets
- GRA Minimum Pay Scale for Proposal Budgets
- Travel Rates for Proposal Budgets
Declaration of Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)
The Public Health Service (PHS) has revised its policies regarding financial conflict of interest. Effective August 24, 2012, prior to proposal submission the principal investigator and any person who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research funded by a PHS agency must have submitted a “Financial Interest Disclosure Form for PHS Investigators.” Additionally, prior to expenditure of funds on an award, online financial conflict of interest training must be completed.
Current edition: June 2013
- April 2013
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- December 2012
- October 2012
- August 2012
- June 2012
- April 2012
- February 2012
- December 2011
- October 2011
TERA-PAMS — The University of Tennessee's electronic research administration system.
SeaPort-e — Information on UT's award for the IDIQ Prime Contract on SeaPort-e for Zones 1-7.
Grants.gov — Grants.gov is the source to find and apply for federal government grants.
Fastlane — FastLane is the National Science Foundation (NSF) online website for researchers and potential researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations.
ERA Commons — The Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Commons is a virtual meeting place where NIH extramural grantee organizations, grantees, and the public can receive and transmit information about the administration of biomedical and behavioral research.
Office of Research & Engagement ALERT Listserv (ORALERT) — Signing up for this e-mail Listserv will make sure you are alerted to the latest opportunities and policy changes affecting the UT Knoxville research community.
University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) — The UTRF helps inventors at the University of Tennessee turn their ideas and discoveries (intellectual property) into products and services that benefit society.
Office of Sponsored Programs
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: (865) 974-3466
Fax: (865) 974-2805