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).


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.


Who We Are: OSPA Staff listing


Hours of Operation 

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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




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