Division of Research and Economic Development

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Office of Sponsored Projects


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Welcome to URI’s Office of Sponsored Projects website, our goal is to provide excellent service to our research community including faculty members, potential sponsors and collaborators, students and offices with whom we interact with every day to make sure we realize this goal. Some of the services offered by the Office of Sponsored Projects include but are not limited to the following functions:

  • Review, approve, and submit proposals to potential external sources
  • Offer technical support and training with electronic proposals and grant/awards system
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure URI Sponsor compliance and government regulations
  • Negotiate and accept awards on behalf of the URI from external sponsors
  • Establish sponsored accounts for all award projects
  • Provide support to principal investigators and department personnel in managing their awards
  • Establish sub-recipient agreements and assist in managing and monitoring sub-awards
  • Assist with awards/contracts billing, reporting, receivables and closeout process
  • Assist with negotiation of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rates
  • Act as the University point of contact for Sponsored awards and contracts projects
  • Acts as the University authorized Signing Official on all Sponsored awards and contracts

For direct assistance call (401) 874-2635.

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