Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) works with other units throughout the campus to seek external support for faculty research, creative activity, and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. Collaboration is sought across disciplines, departments, and community partners in preparing proposals to federal, state, and private agencies.

ORSP staff assist with proposal development, proposal submission to external funding agencies, post award support, and help to assure that research and sponsored programs are conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and regulatory standards. Other ORSP activities include processing the faculty intramural grant awards programs and coordination of campus-wide student research initiatives and competitions. ORSP is led by an Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects, with lead personnel (directors/coordinators) in each of the following support units: