To ignite and support Seattle University's externally funded research, scholarship, and service endeavors.
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) assists faculty and staff in the pursuit and management of external funding. OSP is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations and laws, sponsor-specific guidelines, and the policies and procedures of Seattle University. We serve the SU community by guiding all faculty and staff through the Sponsored Project Lifecycle.
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), based in Academic Affairs, and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), based in University Advancement, share a collaborative relationship in the pursuit and management of privately-funded sponsored projects. OSP is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with sponsor guidelines and policies, as well as university policies, procedures and approval processes. CFR is primarily responsible for building relationships between Seattle University and corporations and foundations, which may often result in grants for specific faculty research or programs at SU.
It is when SU faculty and staff explore, pursue and are awarded grants from privately-funded sponsors that OSP and CFR's relationship intersects. The below diagram can assist in understanding the relationship between OSP and CFR.