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Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs


​The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is pleased to partner with faculty and staff to provide the highest quality sponsored programs and sponsored research administration​ by facilitating electronic research administration (ERA), a variety of pre-award grants administration services, and promoting responsible stewardship of funds and exemplary management practices. The OSP ​also administers the College’s Title III HBCU Programs. ​

​​​Meet the OSP Team​​

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​Dr. Ruth Washington​​

Sponsored Research Coordinator​​
Professor of Biology​​

​​Mrs. Karen Helton​​

Assistant to the President
Director of Sponsored Programs

​​Dr. Brea Engel​​

Pre-Award Grants Coordinator

The OSP staff is available to assist faculty and staff with proposal review, budget preparation, completion of certifications and assurances, award negotiation and the overall administration of extramural programs in keeping with sponsoring (funding) entity’s regulations and guidelines. As early as possible in the proposal cycle, grant seekers are asked to complete the intent to apply form​ so that a specific staff person can be assigned​ to assist you. ​​​The assignment of ​a staff person/grants officer is made based on the identity of a potential sponsor (federal, foundation, corporation), the submission deadline date, and the type of agreement (grant, contract, cost reimbursable or fixed cost). 

For assistance, please contact OSP at (903) 927-3369. Also, links to general​ information about grants, as well as specific information for faculty and staff, can be found at the top right of this page under "Grantsmanship Support." We hope you find it helpful!​​