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Office of Sponsored Programs
William Paterson University
Raubinger Hall, Room 309
Wayne, NJ 07470

The OSP reports to the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President through Stephen Hahn, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to provide value-added assistance to encourage, develop and support the research, scholarship, education, creative, and community service aspirations of William Paterson University's faculty, staff and students.

The Office of Sponsored Programs accomplishes its mission by:
  • Collaborating in the development of projects and leading the submission of proposals to Federal, State and other government sponsors, grantmaking public charities, professional associations, and some commercial sponsors,
  • Securing and initiating awards, supporting stewardship and compliance requirements, and assisting in closing-out individual awards, and

  • Developing, monitoring and implementing policies to ensure compliance with sponsor expectations and regulatory requirements that are not limited to any one individual award.

The OSP concentrates its activities in three broad areas:
Pre-Award Services
Activities leading up to the submission of a funding request, including idea development, funder identification, proposal writing, photocopying, mailing, and more. The OSP maintains extensive databases and reference resources on funding programs and agencies, distributes information to the WPUNJ community, provides individualized assistance to applicants to develop high quality proposals, manages the proposal review process, and obtains required signatures among other activities
Post Award Services
Activities supported after funding has been received, including contract negotiation, preparing and submitting budget or program revisions as well as funding continuation requests, report submission, and problem-solving liaison to agency grants offices and WPUNJ administrative departments. The OSP prepares reports for the University on funding.
Non-Financial Compliance
The OSP works to insure that State, Federal, and University policies, regulations and procedures related to non-financial aspects of regulations related to support received from grants, cooperative agreements and contracts are appropriately fulfilled. The OSP provides administrative support to the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research.