Facilitating Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports and advances the college’s mission by providing leadership and expertise in research administration, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

  • OSP provides faculty and staff with the expertise and support needed during the entire grant lifecycle, beginning with funding opportunities through grant closeout. 
  • OSP collaborates with faculty, staff, college and department leadership, the provost’s office, development and alumni relations, fiscal affairs and the general counsel’s office.   
  • OSP provides “best practice” guidance and proposal development support to faculty and staff.
  • OSP acts as a liaison between the principal investigator, the provost’s office, fiscal services, general counsel and sponsors.


Deborah Esparza-St Louis
Director, Sponsored Programs
978-837-5611 | research@merrimack.edu