Metropolitan State University of Denver takes a teamwork approach to grantsmanship. The primary role of the OSRP is to facilitate each of the steps outlined below and to serve as a liaison between academic departments and administrative offices throughout all phases of a grant project. We invite you to contact an OSRP staff member at any stage in the process or to schedule an introductory meeting prior to starting the process.
During the grant proposal process, the faculty or staff member identified as the project initiator or principal investigator carries the main content expert and writing responsibilities. Additionally, the principal investigator is typically considered the project director for awarded grants and is therefore responsible to ensure that objectives and outcomes are met according to the proposal.
Upon notification of a grant award, the OSRP ensures that the grant notifications and contracts reflect appropriate budgets and activities and are signed by the appropriate institutional representatives. The Grants and Contracts Manager in Accounting Services is responsible for ensuring that grant funds and related expenses are properly applied within the University's accounting structure. Detailed annual and financial reports are provided by the PI based upon a schedule consistent with the reporting guidelines of the grant-making agency. The OSRP and Accounting Services assist the PI with their reporting responsibilities as needed.