About Us

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides assistance to the MBL research community by identifying funding opportunities, reviewing and approving proposals, negotiating awards, and managing the requirements and terms of the awards. As steward of the MBL’s externally-funded research portfolio, OSP is responsible for ensuring that all research proposals and projects adhere to MBL and sponsor research policies. Additionally, OSP ensures that the MBL meets its obligations to external sponsors throughout the life of an award. The Director, Research Administration and Operations is the designated authorized official for purposes of approving proposals and negotiating and accepting awards on behalf of the MBL.

MBL Office of Sponsored Programs Statements:

Mission: OSP supports and advances the MBL’s strategic priorities by providing leadership and expertise in research administration and upholding our fiduciary responsibility to sponsors.

Vision: To be a strategic partner with the MBL research and education community and to provide our researchers with the greatest opportunities to advance biological and environmental discovery; to be stewards of sponsored funding by operating in an efficient, ethical, and transparent manner; to serve with excellence and perform our duties with enthusiasm, professionalism, and pride.