Office of Research

Office of Sponsored Programs Reorganization Plan

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will adopt a new, decentralized structure to achieve operational efficiencies and better serve researchers at Clemson University.  These changes will become effective on July 1, 2013, and will phase in through September 30, 2013.

The main elements of the reorganization include the following:

Creation of OSP Support Centers

  • Existing college-based grant support teams will become OSP Support Centers and report directly to the OSP Director.
  • Each OSP Support Center will have a lead Grants Administrator who will manage the unit’s human resources and daily work flow.  These leaders will form the OSP Steering Committee, responsible for implementing uniform policies and procedures across the institution.  Each OSP center will gain one new position, filled either by an existing OSP staff member or a new position hire.
  • All proposal submissions and award acceptance activities will be managed through the OSP Support Center, eliminating a duplicative review at the Central OSP level.
  • Each college will form a Faculty Advisory Committee, to be chaired by the Associate Dean for Research, that will provide guidance and feedback to the OSP Support Center.

View Overall OSP Organizational Chart

View Individual OSP Support Center Organizational Charts

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences/Public Service Activities

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

College of Business and Behavioral Sciences

College of Engineering and Science

College of Health, Education and Human Development (currently also serving School of Education)

OSP Central Office: Providing New Cross-College Services in Proposal Development, Contracting, Grantsmanship Education, and Career-Stage Specialties

  • A new Proposal Development Center with a dedicated and highly-skilled staff will identify and coordinate a response to multi-million dollar, interdisciplinary funding opportunities, aimed at achieving Clemson University’s 2020 goals.  This team will also be available to provide individual faculty proposal strategy or review, as time permits.
  • OSP central staff will continue to handle all non-industry contract review and negotiation.
  • Outside speakers on general, and agency-specific proposal development/grantwriting techniques.
  • OSP will introduce a new electronic proposal submission module within the existing InfoEd system in Fall 2013.
  • OSP Central will continue to manage the Limited Submission Program.

View Organizational Chart for Point of Contact Information for Central Staff

View Matrix of Roles and Responsibilities

Questions or Comments?  Please contact Sheila T. Lischwe, Ph.D., Director at slischw@clemson.edu or by phone at 656-0881.

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