Please contact SPHORSP@gsu.edu for any general inquiries.
The primary mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is to support the School of Public Health’s research endeavors. ORSP’s goal is to provide quality support to Georgia State’s exceptional faculty, act as a liaison with the Office of Sponsored Proposals and Awards (OSPA) and provide guidance and resources needed to facilitate sponsored research.
Download the PI Guide-Working with ORSP.
The pre-award Grants and Contracts Officers (GCOs) are responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigators (PIs) in the successful preparation of proposal submissions. This includes reviewing funding opportunity announcements and providing PIs detailed checklists with required files, formats, and deadlines. They will provide any templates we may have available, collaborate with PIs on budget drafts, draft budget justifications per the finalized budget, review all documents for compliance, initiate proposal routing through the Office of Sponsored Proposals and Awards (OSPA), etc.
The post-award Grants and Contracts Officers (GCOs) are responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigators (PIs) on the successful navigation and administration of sponsored awards and accounts. This includes performing in-depth reviews of award documents, monitoring expenditures, assisting with progress reports, applying for no-cost extensions, or any other prior approvals necessary once the award is in progress. GCOs also provide monthly expenditure reports and coordinate with the PIs for any changes that might be necessary to the account to avoid overspending or inaccurate charges, such as changes in effort, personnel, purchases not originally accounted for in the budget, etc.
PIs may request situational guidance meetings to discuss projected burn rates or detailed analysis of their current projects. PIs must take the lead on managing their effort across sponsored projects.