Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Sponsored Programs
Delivery Address
Mailing Address
Phone / Email
701 20th Street South
Administration Building 1170
Birmingham, AL 35233
Administration Building 1170
1720 2nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0111
Phone: (205) 934-5266
Fax: (205) 975-5977
Monday - Friday

8AM - 5PM

Recent News

  • UAB Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials F&A Rate Will Increase Effective July 1, 2016

    Effective July 1, 2016, the UAB Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rate for industry sponsored or funded clinical trials will increase to 30%. This change is only applicable to new submissions to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) on or after July 1, 2016.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 07/01/16
  • Recertification of Effort Form and Process Change

    Effective July 1, 2016, the Recertification of Effort Form will be used for recertifying a previously certified effort report and certifying a delinquent effort report. The Recertification of Effort Form, which replaces the form entitled ORC Review Request (commonly referred to as a "request to recertify effort"/"RFR"), is listed as follows on the Financial Affairs forms site:


    The new form was drafted with considerable feedback from stakeholders on campus.  Enhancements to the form include:

    • More specific questions to be addressed by the submitter in order to help mitigate follow-up and expedite the review and approval;
    • Clear roles and responsibilities for each signing official; and
    • An accompanying informational attachment of the effort recertification process.

    In addition, there is a routing change. The effort recertification forms are to be forwarded directly to Financial Affairs by the Dean’s offices upon completion and approval rather than to the University Compliance Office (UCO). If you have any questions regarding this new process change, please contact the University Compliance Office at (205) 996-6540.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 07/01/16
  • UAB Research-Related Fee-for-Service (FFS) change effective July 1, 2016

    Currently, Fee for Service (FFS) agreements are processed at UAB by University Contracts and are assessed a 5% of revenue administrative processing fee. As Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs are not currently assessed on those FFS activities related to research, UAB academic units do not receive any F&A distributions in support of their research missions, despite the fact that these FFS activities result in true research infrastructure expenses. In addition, current FFS activities are not counted toward UAB’s national metrics on research expenditures (e.g., NSF HERD, etc).

    As such, and consistent with practices of peer institutions, all agreements (and contract renewals) with terms beginning on or after July 1, 2016 for research-related FFS contracts will be processed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and be assessed F&A at a rate of 30% on cash received. Budgets for research-related FFS contracts should include recovery of full direct costs in accordance with the University’s Direct Costs Policy (available on Financial Affairs website) and the appropriate F&A rate as described above.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 06/06/16
  • OSP Announces Streamline of NCC Submission Process and Updated Checklists

    ​In a continuing effort to streamline submission processes, the Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce that NIH Research Performance Progress Report submissions (also known as RPPRs), other Noncompeting Continuation/Continuation submissions, and Pre-Application submissions no longer require a signed UAB Extramural Support Checklist, but should now be sent to with a UAB Expedited Checklist.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 05/27/16
  • NIH Proposal Submission Revised Procedure

    The UAB Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the newly revised procedure for review of NIH proposal submissions for large submission deadlines involving NIH Research Project Grants (R01), Research Career Development Awards (K) and Research Fellowship (F) proposals. In order to review NIH proposals as quickly as possible, OSP has implemented a proposal review pool which will allow OSP to introduce additional reviewers to assist with proposal review when needed.

    NIH proposal submissions to OSP for deadline dates of June 5th and July 5th (R01), June 12th and July 12th (K) and August 8th and 13th (F), will  be assigned rotating through a  pool of reviewers instead of an assignment to a specific officer by department. The reviewer will be identified in the Receipt of Submission email once a complete submission is received by OSP. This change is effective immediately.

    NOTE: This is only applicable to new NIH proposal submissions for the above mentioned NIH deadlines. All other NIH proposal submission deadlines will be routed to the officer assigned to your specific department. All NIH awards will continue to be processed by the OSP officer assigned to your specific area.

    Please continue to follow the OSP Review Plan to ensure that your reviewer has sufficient time to properly review the proposal. 

    Please forward any questions regarding the NIH proposal review process to Tim Parker at or

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 05/26/16
  • Reminder Regarding ASSIST Grant Applications

    As the February 5th deadline for new NIH R01 submissions approaches, OSP would like to remind you that all competing, single-project NIH grant applications can now be submitted through ASSIST.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/25/16

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