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SAO Sponsored Programs and Procurement (SPP)

All sponsored program and procurement functions of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian operate under the oversight of its individual collaborative entities - Harvard College Observatory and/or Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and submitting all SAO proposals; negotiating, executing, administering, and closing out all incoming contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other awards that are received from our various sponsors; providing assistance with export control compliance regulations; procuring all goods and services required by the scientific divisions and administrative departments within SAO; issuing and administering all Chandra X-ray Observatory Center (CXC) awards for and on behalf of NASA; and assisting members of the SAO community with all of their travel and special events needs.

 

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