The Non-Federal team within OSP is responsible for the administration of UAB research related activities which are made possible by funding received from non-federal sources. These funding sources can include, but are not limited to, for-profit and not-for-profit entities as well as foundations. The non-federal team reviews proposals for funding, reviews and negotiates contracts for execution and assists with coordination of internal and external requirements to initiate sponsored programs for UAB.
OSP is organized into three teams. Each team operates under the direction of an Associate Director. The Non-Federal team is headed by Doug Akins who reports to the Director of OSP, who in turn reports to the VP of Research.