Office of Sponsored Programs & Research


A significant portion of the funds that the University uses to support research, enhance its facilities, develop new academic programs, and undertake other developmental, training and educational activities for the public good are derived from extramural sources. The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) has the primary administrative responsibility to provide needed services and support in the University's efforts to obtain such external funding.

The OSPR serves as the central coordinating unit for the University's externally sponsored research activities and projects. The Office is responsible for developing, sponsoring and coordinating all research and research-related activities at the University. It assumes the initiative, as well as assists faculty in the identification of potential funding sources, program development of research proposals, and interaction with program officers at sponsoring agencies. The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research processes, monitors, and facilitates the evaluation of all sponsored research projects to ensure that all grants and contracts are consistent with institutional goals, policies and procedures.