The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to promote and provide support services to the research enterprise at UVI and facilitate the success of the university research community in innovative research, scholarly, instructional, and service pursuits to positively enhance the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean. The office also protects the interest of UVI, departments, faculty, staff, and students by ensuring compliance with sponsor rules and regulations.


The OSP serves as a support services and resource for faculty, staff, and students who wish to pursue research. The OSP responsibilities include the following functions, activities, and services:

  • Identifying and pursuing new research initiatives and opportunities
  • Consultation and Proposal Development and Review
  • Proposal Submission & Post-Award Management
  • Review and Negotiation of Awards and Agreements
  • Monitoring the University’s compliance with federal, VI Government, and institutional regulations           
  • Developing and providing education and training programs related to sponsored research

OSP Core Values

  •  Efficiency
  •  Excellence
  •  Thoroughness
  •  Responsiveness
  •  Collaboration
  •  Collegiality
  •  Ethics


Office of Sponsored Programs
Administration and Conference Center
2nd Floor Room 224 

Mindy Solivan
Telephone: 340-693-1202

Diahann Ryan
Assistant Director, Research Compliance
Telephone: 340-693-1176