The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) website has been expanded to include research administration related Power Point presentations and training sessions for investigators and their staff.  The training sessions listed below include a narrative by OSP Officers along with the slide presentation for each topic.  This enhancement allows our user community to view them at their convenience and eliminates the need for registration and time away from the office.  To view the presentations you will need Quicktime on your computer.  Additional presentations will be posted as they become available.  If you have suggestions as to future topics you would like to see added, please send them to

OSP Lunch and Learn Series - OSP 106 How To Avoid Common OSP Submission Errors

OSP Lunch and Learn Series - OSP 105 Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST)

OSP Lunch and Learn Series - OSP 104 IRAP eReports

OSP Lunch and Learn Series - OSP 103 RPL and Responsible Personnel

OSP Lunch and Learn Series - OSP 102 Extramural Checklist

OSP Lunch and Learn Series - OSP 101

Electronic Submissions (Overview of the submission at UAB)

Guidance Template for the SF424 Template

IRAP Training Page

The IRAP Training page requires you to log in to view

UIDP Contract Accord Webinar Series – Archive Presentations

Joan Conway

Understanding Your Award

This presentation is a brief overview of Award types and of the terms which might be included in them.


Bonita Stokes

OSP's Expedited Checklist and the Reasons to Use It

After an employee reviews this presentation he/she will have a better understanding of why the expedited checklist was created, the circumstances to use (and not use) the expedited checklist, and how to complete and submit an expedited checklist to the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Peter Newman

National Science Foundation (NSF)

This training session is an overview of procedures for grant submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The session also provides useful information about the grant making agency itself and guidance with regard to finding NSF grant opportunities and writing a successful NSF proposal. 


Geeta Chhabra

Post-Award Administration of NIH Grants

Acceptance of an award from NIH obligates the recipient (grantee) to be aware of and comply with the terms and conditions of an award.  The award is based on the application submitted and approved by NIH, and is subject to the terms and conditions incorporated in the Notice of Grant Award (NGA). This presentation will walk you through the Mechanism of Funding, Notice of Grant Award, Cost Sharing, Progress Reports, Foreign Travel, Re-budgeting Request, Carryover Funds, No-Cost Extension, Transfer-In and Transfer-Out, and Close-Out.