Office of Sponsored Programs
Martha M. Taylor
Assistant Vice President for Research
310 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) operates under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Research, managing all non-financial matters related to externally sponsored grants and contracts awarded to Auburn University (AU). Selected staff members have signatory authority to submit proposals and negotiate and accept awards for AU, and monitor programmatic aspects of projects from proposal development through project closeout. The multifaceted mission of OSP also includes finding targeted funding opportunities for faculty to promote research across campus, faculty engagement and education to help faculty better respond to the changing funding climate and educating AU's administrators and support staff through our COMPASS program to better serve the research goals of Auburn.