American University’s aspiration is to become a premier global
research university, providing access to educational excellence and
preparing citizen leaders for the global environment. As part of this
vision, AU encourages dialogue and discovery, where the values of
integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and
innovation are fostered.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) manages sponsored projects
that move AU toward becoming a world-leading research university. OSP is committed to reducing the administrative burden on faculty, administrators, and staff by providing efficient, effective and personal service. Finally, through the interaction of pre-award and post-award knowledge and skills, OSP seeks to safeguard the university by ensuring compliance with internal and external regulation, policies and procedures.