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The UAB Office of Sponsored Programs non-profit/foundation team supports the UAB research community by reviewing and submitting grant applications to non-profit and foundation organizations, and reviewing and negotiating agreements for execution.

The non-profit/foundation team reviews grant application, contracts, non-sponsor funded agreements, collaboration agreements, and data use agreements, including those from other non-profit educational institutions.

The UAB OSP non-profit/foundation team is led by Associate Director - Non-Profit/Foundation Area. Information concerning your nonprofit/foundation officer and specialist can be found in the Find Your Officer Tool.

Required Documents for nonprofit/foundation/institution submissions can be found at the Required Documents Tool.



  • When submitting your nonprofit/foundation grant application, you must include the RFA (Research Funding Announcement) of the opportunity for which you are applying.
  • Even if the application was completed electronically, you must submit a copy of the completed application with your OSP submission.
  • For Non-Profit submissions only, UAB will accept a reduced IDC rate if the sponsor has a published and universally-applied policy confirming their limited rate. You must provide this information to OSP with your submission package.
  • Non-Profit proposals must go through OSP for review at the proposal stage, even those that do not require an institutional signature or electronic approval. Do not wait until the award stage to make your initial submission to OSP.
  • What do I do if the sponsor requires proof of governmental or 501(c)(3) status?

    Instructions from the UA System can be found here.
    An IRS letter of determination can be found here.