Pre-Award Services - The University of Tulsa

Pre-Award Services

The University of Tulsa ORSP Pre-Award Services staff reviews and approves research proposals, ensures the accuracy of the budget for the proposed project, handles the award negotiations and various compliance issues. It also answers any inquiries related to regulations of the various funding agencies.

Pre-award activities and processes performed by the staff of ORSP are designed to help the faculty and facilitate the overall grant process, while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance. We are here to help you in the following areas:

Funding Opportunities

Identify potential funding sources or eligibility

Proposal Assistance

Offer assistance in budget development, proposal development, and as an agency liaison.

  • Proposal Review and Approval: Ensure proposals meet guidelines and regulatory compliance.
  • Proposal Submission: Manage electronic or paper applications.
  • Proposal Authorization: Serve as the authorized official on behalf of the university.

Award Negotiation and Acceptance

Review and negotiate terms and conditions prior to acceptance of award.

Other Contractual Agreements

Identify and help assist in other contractual obligations.


Assist in reviewing sponsor requirements and meeting federal and other mandates in compliance areas such as human subjects and animal research, conflict of interest or export control.

Staff Contact Information

Find contact information for the Pre-Award Services staff.