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The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs:

  • Managed and supervised by the Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, who has signatory authority for all proposal submissions and grant and contract renewals
  • Reports to the Vice President of Administration, Finance, and Facilities who reports to the President of Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Operates according to the Institutional Policies and Procedures Pertaining to Grants and Contracts as adopted by the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver



 Research Management

  • Provide templates for prospective PIs to capture project ideas to guide prospect research
  • Conduct prospect research on public and private funding opportunities for faculty, staff, and students as well as for University strategic initiatives
  • Produce and disseminate customized Funding Opportunities Research Reports
  • Perform information searches on specific funders, including giving history, abstracts of similar funded projects, and tracking deadlines and updates
  • Manage COS Pivot database, tag and track records, and set up automatic searches
  • Provide group and one-on-one training for COS Pivot to assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting their own prospect research
  • Conduct research in other areas of need to the University, as requested

Proposal Development 

  • Conduct introductory meetings with prospective PIs to discuss their ideas and recommend next steps
  • Consult with PI and proposal development team regarding RFP specifications
  • Ensure that the requirements of the funding agency and institutional policies are being met throughout the proposal development process
  • Provide technical support in proposal writing, including demographic/statistical information, institutional documentation, literature reviews, bibliographies, logic models, and charts and tables
  • Edit and proofread proposal documents
  • Assist in preparation of project budgets
  • Coordinate internal proposal review process and submission authorizations
  • Submit final proposals to the funding agency as the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR)

 Grants and Contracts Management 

  • Ensure proposals and contracts are in compliance with University policies and procedures, federal and state regulations, and funder guidelines
  • Ensure receipt and proper dissemination of awards and contracts
  • Create and maintain records for documenting and reporting grant activity
  • Assist with budget negotiations and revisions
  • Ensure awards and contracts are managed in compliance with government regulations
  • Assist with requests for renewals, continuations, and no-cost extensions
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of technical reports and close-out documents

Technical Services Administration 

  • Create and maintain the database system used for hosting the OSRP database and server network
  • Perform research and provide decisions or recommendations regarding the implementation of software and hardware
  • Provide one-on-one or phone training to faculty on accessing or using specific resources on the departmental network
  • Maintain the OSRP website and implement changes to improve navigation


The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is located on the third floor, formerly occupied by Alumni Relations.

Street Address:
890 Auraria Parkway, Suite 350, Denver, CO  80204

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
Campus Box 4
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: 303-556-5008
Fax: 303-556-6339

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The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is committed to providing faculty and staff with training, seminar, and workshop opportunities to enrich knowledge of the grant/contract research, development, and submission processes.


Seminars and webinars are provided both internally and externally. In collaboration with the Community of Sciences (COS) and other associations, opportunities are available to attend webinars that relate to selected live conference calls with both leaders and program directors for many public funded grant programs, as well as trainings.

The Executive Director of OSRP presents a series of Grant Writing Workshops and manages the Grant Mentoring Program, an opportunity for new grant writers to work with a seasoned PI to develop a proposal.


Small group workshops are being developed by OSRP to provide PIs and other proposal developers the opportunity to meet with OSRP staff and potential partners for collaborative relationships.

Events are published on the OSRP homepage.