Proposal Routing

 Here is an overview of the proposal routing and submission process:

All proposals must be submitted to OSP via the Sponsored Program System (SPS).  SPS is a web-based proposal routing and approval system designed to streamline the proposal routing and approval process.  Proposals need to be loaded and routed through SPS at least three business days prior to the proposal mailing deadline or electronic submission deadline.  Additional time should be provided if the proposal is interdisciplinary or multi-institutional, or includes matching commitments from third parties.


SPS User Manual  

SPS Training Presentation

Additional SPS help links

You can also sign up for an SPS Training class by going to myLSU.  Click on "Employee Resources" and then "HRM Training Programs".

Features of SPS:

  • SPS electronically "routes" proposals for all required internal approvals using the workspace feature in myLSU.
  • Proposal documents and budget information are uploaded into SPS for review and approval. Users will complete appropriate sponsor proposal and budget forms off-line, and upload into SPS as a PDF file. 
  • SPS allows users to upload "Source Files", (e.g. Excel budget files) in addition to PDF files, to facilitate any necessary revisions during the review process.
  • % Facilities and Administrative Cost and % Project Credit information are captured for project participants, and used by Sponsored Program Accounting for reporting purposes.

In order to view and/or approve transactions in SPS you will need to submit a Security Access Request.  Requests can be initiated by selecting the "Security Access Request" link that is located under the "Financial Services" section of myLSU. User Guides and Tutorials can be found here on LSU Central Support website.


If you are submitting a Grants.Gov application package please see the steps located here.