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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.

Federal Government Shutdown 2023

As with previous federal government shutdowns, faculty and staff with active federally sponsored grants and contracts should continue work unless they receive written notification from their sponsor or the Office of Sponsored Programs to the contrary.  Principal Investigators/Project Directors may receive instructions directly from their contracting or program officers; if you receive such information, please forward that communication to the Office of Sponsored Programs at sponsored.programs@wku.edu immediately.

Although we haven’t yet received guidance from any federal sponsors as to how the shutdown might affect proposal submissions, there could be some sponsors whose personnel will be furloughed, thus having no one available to process submissions.  If you are working on a proposal for an upcoming deadline, you should continue to prepare those documents and assume that the submission date will not change.

Please continue to monitor the situation, as we will, and relay any new information to the Office of Sponsored Programs.


Contact the OSP

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

OSP Location

209 Wetherby Administration Building - WAB is across Alumni Drive from Potter Hall.  Metered parking spaces are located on Alumni Drive.




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 Last Modified 9/27/23