The Office of Sponsored Project Administration (OSPA) promotes, supports, and administers sponsored program awards and provides the highest quality Pre and Post-Award services in generating and administering external awards in the pursuit of research, scholarly activities and public service. OSPA ensures that the administration of sponsored programs from proposal submission to award close-out is consistent with applicable laws, regulations and policies.
OSPA operates six Research Service Centers (RSCs) designed to provide direct service to faculty and staff in all areas of research administration. The six RSCs are in the following areas: Engineering; Sciences; Liberal and Fine Arts, Business and Honors College; Education; Institute for Economic Development; and UTSA’s Downtown Campus.
In addition to the RSCs, OSPA includes a Grants and Contracts Financial Services (GCFS) group, which is in charge of post-award operations including account set-up, account management, invoicing, financial reporting, and close-outs; and a Quality Assurance and Risk Management group in charge providing sub-awards, effort certification, development and analysis of operational metrics, and assisting with audit requests. For OSPA directory, please visit the staff directory.