Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Welcome to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

ORSP contributes to the university's responsibilities for education, research and service by assisting UMMC employees as they seek external support for their research and other programmatic activities. ORSP is also responsible for the post-award administration of contracts and grants awarded to UMMC.

For assistance with procurement and independent contractor agreements, visit Contracts Administration.

Our services

  • Review, approve and submit proposals for sponsored research, training and other programs
  • Review, negotiate and accept grants, contracts and subcontracts that support sponsored programs
  • Prepare, negotiate and issue sub-awards under UMMC-sponsored program awards
  • Serve as a business official/liaison with sponsors for award management
  • Support principal investigators by providing information, interpretation, and guidance from proposal preparation through closeout of an award.
  • Assist with the development of proposals to support research and other initiatives
  • Assure compliance with sponsor guidelines, federal regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, and institutional policies for research involving human participants, animals, biohazards, radioactive materials and hospital and physician services
  • Set up accounts in the Lawson system
  • Review cost transfers for compliance with UMMC and sponsor policies
  • Monitor cost-sharing and other activities during the life of an award
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Manage effort reporting process
  • Review recharge center rate calculations
  • Serve as the source of information for grants and contracts
  • Provide education and training on issues impacting sponsored programs
  • Administer the Intramural Research Support Program (IRSP), Research Enhancement Programs and the Medical Scholars Research Program (MSRP)

Office locations

  • Pre-Award Division: Learning Resources Center, U-020 (ground floor)
  • Post-Award Division: Learning Resources Center, U-019 (second floor)