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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
  • Administration of the internal research funding program and sabbatical program
  • Coordination of research-related policies, including the following: animal subjects; human subjects; research misconduct; patents; conflict of interests
  • Administration, in conjunction with the Registrar's Office, of the Faculty/Student Research Program (FSRP)
  • Publication of the Grants Flyer (quarterly), subscription to The Grant Advisor (available monthly on-line through your campus computer) and publication of Faculty Scholarly Achievements Book (annually)

Topic-specific workshops and classroom presentations for various departments and disciplines on such matters as funding source search techniques, grant writing skills, special programs of such agencies as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The ORSP staff is always open to workshop topic suggestions.

In general, faculty or staff will want to contact ORSP when they:

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