Award Setup


setting up your new award

Please note: this page is not a comprehensive list of all award setup policies, requirements, and processes. If you have questions about the setup of your award that are not addressed here, please contact your grants and contracts officer.

Policies and Processes

If you are awarded extramural funding,  ORSP will help you set up and manage the funds. After the university receives official notification of your award, ORSP will ensure that all awards and compliance issues have been addressed. We will then set up your account so that you can begin your project.

Generally, ORSP is the only entity at UA Little Rock that can approve and accept awards on behalf of the university. The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and the Chancellor can also approve and accept specific awards.


ORSP may require you to submit one or more of the following forms to complete the award setup process. For a complete list of of ORSP forms, please visit the Forms page.

ORSP Contacts

If you have questions about or issues with the award setup process, please contact an ORSP grants and contracts officer.

Shawna Diaz, M.A.
Associate Director

Melody Gray, B.B.A.
Senior Grants & Contracts Accounting Specialist

Grants & Contracts Accounting Specialist

John Arnold, B.B.A.
Grants & Contracts Accounting Specialist