About ORSP

The mission of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to provide support for UAMS faculty in the acquisition, performance and administration of projects and programs funded by extramural sources.

ORSP’s primary responsibilities toward this mission are to:

  • Review and approve all proposals sent to sponsors to ensure that proposals are in compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies as well as sponsor requirements;
  • Negotiate the terms and conditions of all awards with a primary focus on protecting the rights of the investigator and the University;
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the investigator and the sponsor regarding budgetary and administrative issues;
  • Draft and negotiate subcontracts to other universities and entities.