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Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Research Administration

  • OSP provides service to members of the Boston College community involved in the application for and administration of sponsored projects
  • Supports the University's goal to increase the level of sponsored project funding
  • Protects the University's interest in complying with the sponsored project requirements to which Boston College and sponsors may agree.

OSP Staff

Operate as an integral part of the BC academic and business communities.

Support the ethics and integrity of OSP and BC at all times and in all work-related matters.

Promote respect and support for our BC colleagues and each other at all times, in all communications, and in all matters.


Useful Tools

Boston College's Policies and Procedures for conducting research is available here.

Boston College Institutional Profile
contains useful information and numbers you'll need to know to fill out your forms.

FORMS contain OSP Forms and links to IRB and OTTL forms. 

Government Regulations: Information on A-21, A-110 and A-133.


Campus Location31 Lawrence Road

Mailing Address:
Office for Sponsored Programs
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800

Phone: (617) 552-3344
Fax: (617) 552-0747

Federal Facilities and Administrative Cost Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) dated: May 7, 2014.

F&A Cost Rate

Effective Dates

Rate Location Applicable To
6/1/10 -5/31/14 56.5% MTDC On-Campus Research
6/1/10 -5/31/14 26.0% MTDC Off-Campus Research
6/1/10 -5/31/14 35.% MTDC On-Campus OSA
6/1/10 -5/31/14 26.0% MTDC Off-Campus OSA

Please continue to use these fringe rates until they have been amended by DHHS.

Fringe Benefits

Effective Dates

Rate Location Applicable To
6/1/14 -5/31/15 44.10% All Non-Professional
6/1/14 -5/31/15 28.90% All Professional
6/1/14 -5/31/15 7.65% All Part-Time
6/1/15 until amended 44.10% All Non-Professional
6/1/15 until amended 27.4% All Professional
6/1/15 until amended 7.65% All Part-Time

Guidance on Sponsored Projects Administration: Guidelines to administering your sponsored projects.