Office of Sponsored Project Administration


The Office of Sponsored Project Administration (OSPA) promotes, supports, and administers sponsored program awards and provides the highest quality Pre and Post-Award services in generating and administering external awards in the pursuit of research, scholarly activities and public service. OSPA ensures that the administration of sponsored programs from proposal submission to award close-out is consistent with applicable laws, regulations and policies.

OSPA operates six Research Service Centers (RSCs) designed to provide direct service to faculty and staff in all areas of research administration. The six RSCs are in the following areas: Engineering; Sciences; Liberal and Fine Arts, Business and Honors College; Education; Institute for Economic Development; and UTSA’s Downtown Campus.

In addition to the RSCs, OSPA includes an Information Systems and Technology group, who oversees upgrades, maintenance, and development of all research-support software platforms, a Post Awards and Audits unit, and a Contracts and Industry Agreements team to facilitate and support UTSA-sponsored projects and research enterprise by drafting, negotiating, and executing a variety of contracts and agreements.