We provide all pre-award services to all of the UT Institute of Agriculture, including AgResearch, UT Extension, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.


The UTIA Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) facilitates research, extension, and education activities by supporting faculty and staff in their pursuit of external funding. We provide specialized, high-quality service in all aspects of proposal development and award negotiations for federal, state, and private funding. OSP helps ensure compliance with internal and external requirements within an atmosphere of professionalism and collaboration.

We have a three (3) business day deadline for complete proposal information to be delivered to UTIA Sponsored Programs, prior to the agency proposal deadline. All final documents, ready for submission must be delivered by this time. Where collaborations with UT-Knoxville exist, proposals must meet their five (5) day lead time requirement.

Services Provided

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Review and interpret sponsor guidelines to ensure compliance
  • Develop proposal packages including electronic submissions
  • Develop budget and justification
  • Coordinate strategic development of large proposals
  • Assist in subcontract development and monitoring
  • Arrange technical editing of proposal narrative upon request
  • Ensure cost share commitments are accurate and approved
  • Facilitate budget revisions and no-cost time extensions
  • Review compliance issues
  • Analyze intellectual property issues
  • Establish material transfer agreements/confidentiality agreements
  • Prepare Faculty Incentive Plan applications
  • Request advanced account set-up
  • Negotiate contract language with sponsors and collaborators
  • Entry of Evisions Cayuse SP proposal information for PIís
  • Assist with proposal graphics upon request

If you need a budget revision, contact your departmental business manager, who will coordinate with UTIA OSP, as needed.


Upcoming Events (more)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10 am - 11 am, via Zoom
Data Management Part II: Data Management Best Practices (UT Libraries Training - Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian at Hodges Library)   Register Here

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Noon - 1:00 pm, Plant Biotechnology Bldg 156/157
Data Management Part I: Writing Your Data Management Plan (Video & Live Q&A with Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Noon - 1:00 pm
International Projects and Collaborations (Beth O'Brien, Special Agent, Private Sector Coordinator, FBI Knoxville)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop (Dr. Neal Stewart)

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225 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4514