About OSPA

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration!!

OSPA is responsible for administering extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Services are available to all University faculty and staff and include: advice and assistance with budget preparation and other administrative requirements of proposals; review, negotiation and acceptance of awards; information regarding sponsor policies and regulations; preparation of subcontract documents. University policy regarding soliciting and receiving sponsored projects is found in AR 7:3. OSPA also administers the Conflict of Interest policy (AR 7:2).

We hope the information provided here is helpful and we invite responses from you.  Please contact us using the directory below.

Kim C. Carter
Executive Director

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration Mission Statement

To provide the university community with client-centered, professional, and appropriate administrative expertise to support the responsible management of sponsored projects. In carrying out this mission, our goal is to provide responsive and appropriate administrative guidance and education for our constituents in order to facilitate the University of Kentucky's teaching, research, and service missions.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

First Floor (West Wing) and Second Floor of Kinkead Hall

Phone   (859) 257-9420
Fax       (859) 323-1060

Staff Directory
Click here to find a specific member of our staff
Organizational Chart
Office of Sponsored Projects Administration
Roles and Responsibilities: Sponsored Projects

Locate Your College Grants Officer and Research Administrator
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UK Reports and Publications
Awards for Sponsored Projects
Grants Bulletin
Grants Deadlines
Research News

Publications Related to Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
Code of Federal Regulation
Federal Business Opportunities
Federal Register Search
Government Printing Office
Library of Congress

Research Administration Resources
Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
-- Calendar
-- University and Sponsored Research Offices
-- Southeastern Region III
Society of Research Administrators (SRA)
Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)
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Updated December 7, 2015 | Questions/Corrections to Sean Scott