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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and is designed to stimulate faculty research efforts. It does so through assisting faculty members in securing external and internal funding for research activities, providing workshops related to scholarly enterprises, and helping to develop and implement policies related to research. ORSP works closely with the Faculty Research Committee in all of these areas.

Some of the specific activities of ORSP include:

  • Supervision of the grants approval and submission process for faculty and staff
  • Coordination of research-related policies, including the following: human subjects; research misconduct; patents
  • Administration, in conjunction with the Registrar's Office, of the Faculty/Student Research Program (FSRP)
  • Administration of the Student Opportunities in Academic Research (SOAR) program
  • Publications such as: Grants Flyer (annual), the Faculty Scholarly Achievements Book (annual), Research Recharged Newsletters (each semester)

In general, faculty or staff should contact ORSP when they:

  • Are interested in sources of external funding for research
  • Have a grant proposal to submit
  • Want to know about the University's policies related to research matters