The Federal team within OSP is responsible for supporting UAB’s faculty and staff by coordinating successful submissions and negotiations, providing guidance in sponsored program activities including pass-throughs which are made possible by funding received from the U.S. Government Agencies. The funding mechanisms include, but are not limited to, contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, subawards and subcontracts.

OSP is organized into three teams. Each team operates under the direction of an Associate Director. The Federal team is headed by Tim Parker who reports to the Director of OSP, who in turn reports to the VP for Research.