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Office of Sponsored Programs

OSP Purpose

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Western Kentucky University is a service unit that assists the faculty and staff at WKU in obtaining external funds. We offer assistance across the entire spectrum of sponsored programs activities, from identifying a potential source of funding to reviewing the terms and conditions of awards made to the institution.


Contact the OSP

Don't know which OSP staff member to contact? Then email or call the main line at 270-745-4652. You'll be connected to the right person.


OSP Location

301 Potter Hall - Potter Hall is across Alumni Drive from Wetherby Administration Building. Metered parking spaces are located on Alumni Drive and in the Old Fort Lot behind Potter Hall.

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Seven Projects Awarded Grants by State Research Program

In the competitive world of grants, WKU has honed in on a successful strategy for winning coveted research dollars – apply for startup grants close to home. Most recently, WKU submitted 31 of the 53 proposals reviewed by the KY NSF EPSCoR program. Of those, seven were awarded to WKU for a total of approximately $191,000.


WKU Faculty, Staff Honored for Grant Activities

An awards reception was held December 9, 2015 to honor the efforts of WKU faculty and staff engaged in grant activities during fiscal year 2015. WKU submitted 236 grant proposals for $56,956,653 in external funding, an increase over the previous fiscal year. The funds requested augment internal resources to promote research, instruction, outreach and other types of externally funded activities at WKU.



  Sponsored Programs Calendar

CLICK HERE to see all upcoming Sponsored Programs events.

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