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.

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Structure:

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is led by an Associate Vice President (AVP) for Research and Sponsored Projects, with lead personnel (directors/coordinators) in each of the following support offices, units, and program:

  • Office of Research Development (ORD) – assists faculty in identifying funding sources for their research/creative activity; promotes institutional and collaborative grant development; provides guidance, training, and assistance in preparing high quality, competitive proposals.
  • Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) – assists with proposal preparation, review, and submission to external funding agencies; assures compliance with agency requirements; serves as the lead in review of grant awards and in the issuance, review, and negotiation of contracts, subcontracts, and related agreements.
  • Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) – oversees the post-award administration of grants and contracts awarded to the university through the CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services CorporationOpens in new window . Services include invoicing and grant accounting, submission of required reports (e.g, effort reporting), handling audits, and negotiation of the University’s indirect cost agreement.
  • Office of Research Compliance (ORC) – Assures university-wide compliance with federal, state, local, and agency policies and regulations that involve research and creative activities, including use of human and animal subjects and policies regarding conflict of interest and responsible conduct of research.