Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

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The mission of Northwestern State University’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to nurture and grow the sponsored-programs enterprise at NSU in accordance with the University’s overall mission. OSP offers faculty assistance in: (a) identifying funding opportunities; (b) developing grant applications for submission to external funding agencies; (c) implementing funded projects; and (d) complying with state and national statutes, rules, and regulations that govern funded projects and programs. OSP will work with faculty to encourage the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in their sponsored projects and activities.

Funding Opportunities

About Us

OSP offers NSU faculty grants-writing workshops locally, as well as seminars delivered via the world-wide web (“webinars”) broadcast by governmental (national) and private funding agencies throughout the academic year. OSP advises faculty on matters of policy and procedure as it relates to the submission of proposals for external funding and grant and contract administration.

More specifically, the office assists in identifying potential extramural funding sources, developing proposal budgets and narratives, completing standardized application forms, assuring compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and negotiating grant awards and contracts.

OSP will formulate, establish, and provide service-based oversight for a comprehensive, well-balanced program designed to enhance the competitiveness of scholarly activities and specialized projects.

Contact Us

Office of Sponsored Programs
South Hall, Suite 211
444 Caspari St
Phone: 318-357-5222
Fax: 318-357-5250


Carla HowellDirector
Alysia JonesAssociate Director