Office of Sponsored Research

The Rutgers–Camden Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) advises members of the campus community in securing external grants for existing needs and special projects in research, education, and community service.

Contact the Office of Sponsored Research

Office of Sponsored Research
Rutgers University–Camden
Armitage Hall, Third Floor
311 North Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Phone: 856-225-6249
Fax: 856-225-6687

Support Services for Research and Creative Activity

From funding identification to budget proposal to project design, OSR assists community members in pursuing scholarly research and creative activities through a variety of support services.


OSR provides assistance in identifying sources of external and internal funding for projects. The office forwards possible grant opportunities from publications such as Federal Register and Federal Agency Weekly to faculty members and disseminates information about internal Rutgers awards.


The office trains individuals on using Community of Science (COS), the Grants Advisor Plus,, and other databases of public and private funding opportunities.


Faculty can receive support in implementing the guidelines and application materials set by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal and state programs as well as corporations and foundations.


Preceding proposal preparation, OSR provides consultation and assistance in the project design phase. The office provides coordinates of campus-wide, multidisciplinary, and/or interinstitutional projects.


The office advises applicants on, and provides assistance in obtaining information on, responsible conduct of research including issues involving human subjects, animal protection, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, and more.


As a resource in preparing proposals, OSR provides editorial assistance and critique of proposals.


The office provides consultation with all phases of proposal budget design, preparation, and presentation, as well as in completing all required federal budget forms, budget narratives, and assurances.


As liaison to federal and state agencies, OSR establishes funding opportunities and follows up on proposals. The office also works closely with Rutgers University Foundation’s Corporate and Foundation Relations on associated requests.


The office helps to secure the necessary approvals — including official signatures — required on the Rutgers University Endorsement Form. It can approve proposal budgets and review and negotiate terms of grant agreements and contracts.


OSR submits proposals to agencies electronically and arranges next-day courier delivery of proposals to federal and state agencies, foundations, and corporations.

RAPSS Online Training Sessions

RAPSS Agreements and Awards

Phase II of the Research Administration and Proposal Submission System (RAPSS) includes an agreements and awards process that requires activities that involve the principal investigator and the departmental staff as well as Sponsored Research. These training sessions focus on RAPSS Agreements and RAPSS Awards (Awards/Modifications/Subawards). The online training sessions will be done via Skype Business.

RAPSS Awards 

Tuesday, May 8
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (online)

Thursday, June 7
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (online)


RAPSS Agreements

Thursday, April 26
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (online)

Tuesday, May 22
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (online)

Thrusday, June 14
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (online)

RAPSS Training Session

RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement

All faculty and staff who have been or will be submitting grants are strongly encouraged to attend the RAPSS Training.  The training will include the review, approval, submission, and tracking of all funding proposals. As of January 1, 2018, all submissions will be accommodated in RAPSS and the paper endorsement form will no longer be used. All grants will be submitted via RAPSS except for those certain agencies, such as the NSF, that maintain their own submission system. In these cases, RAPSS must be used for the internal endorsement of the proposal, but the agency's submission system will be used for the formal submission of the application.

Wednesday, May 2
9 a.m. to noon
Armitage Hall, room 101