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We provide all pre-award services to all of the UT Institute of Agriculture, including AgResearch, UT Extension, the Herbert College of Agriculture, 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.

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
  • Request advanced account set-up
  • Negotiate contract language with sponsors and collaborators
  • Entry of Cayuse SP proposal information for PIs
  • Assist with proposal graphics upon request

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UTIA Office of Sponsored Programs
Fax: 865-974-7451 or
225 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4514