Welcome! OSP is committed to providing high quality research administration support to the MIT community.


OSP Newsletters - "What's New in OSP?"

Our January 2018 newsletter includes website updates, training and events and programs in development.

OSP Is Developing A “Finding Funding” Website

At the Collaborating for MIT’s Future poster session, OSP presented concepts for a “Finding Funding” website, whose goal is to facilitate the process of finding internal and external funding. OSP is seeking input from the MIT community. See ways you can contribute to the development of a valuable MIT resource.

Join the MIT Research Administration Listserv

All administrative, financial and central office staff involved in the administration of sponsored projects at MIT should be subscribed to the RA Listserv*. Subscribers receive official messages and announcements from OSP with important information about

  • Funding opportunities
  • Updates to F&A, EB and VA rates
  • Changes to policies and procedures affecting research
  • Kuali Coeus updates and maintenance announcements
  • OSP Forums and other learning opportunities

Kuali Coeus Maintenance

Kuali Coeus will periodically undergo routine maintenance. This routine maintenance will take less than 1 hour, and will occur during non business hours (sometime between 10pm and 6am, EST).  If there are any outages during normal business hours or that will take more than 1 hour, advance notification will be posted on this website and MIT’s IS&T Services down website (http://3down.mit.edu/3down), and an email will be sent to the Community via ra_ls@mit.edu.

In the News

  • Government Shutdown - Agency Notices and Planning

    Listed below are links to agencies affected by the January 19, 2018 government shutdown.

  • NSF Update: New Documents effective 1/29/2018

    The NSF recently released their updated guidance for proposal preparation for 2018, and so OSP is pleased to announce that a revised NSF Proposal Preparation Checklist is now available on the 

  • Kuali Coeus Upgrade On December 1, 2017 at 10pm

    The Kuali Coeus system will be undergoing an upgrade this weekend beginning Friday evening, 12/1/17, at 10pm. We expect the system will be back online early Saturday morning, 12/2/17, at 2am.

  • OSP Developing  “Finding Funding” Website

    At the recent Collaborating for MIT’s Future poster session, OSP presented concepts for a proposed

  • NSF Update: Fall 2017 Proposals

    The NSF may be caught up in their move to Alexandria, VA this month, but here at MIT, we’re keeping an eye on the deadlines for the core NSF programs, most of which repeat annually in September through November.

  • Fixed F&A Rate Agreement for FY2018

    MIT has recently signed an agreement with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for fixed F&A rates for FY18. As of today, Kuali Coeus (KC) has been updated with these new rates (effective July 1st, 2017).

  • NSF Update - Planning for Summer 2017

    The update below was sent to all MIT PIs who have current or pending NSF awards and proposals with OSP. However, eligible Assistant Professors who have never applied to the NSF before may also be interested in the CAREER program, and would not have received it.

  • From the International Coordinating Committee: Are you traveling this summer?

    Are you or others in your department or program travelling soon? With the upcoming busy summer travel season, we would like to bring to your attention several travel resources on the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) website that may be helpful.

  • Award Technical Report Reminder/Notification

    Effective April 23rd, OSP will be activating Technical Report reminder emails for reports that are either due to a sponsor within 30 days or 30 days overdue. These reminders are based on the reporting requirements dictated by the award on which a PI is named.