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Sponsored Projects & Research Administration

The Office of Sponsored Projects & Research Administration (OSPRA) is dedicated to promoting a supportive environment for research, scholarly, and creative endeavors of faculty and academic staff at USI.  OSPRA supports faculty and staff in their efforts to seek and secure extramural funding, monitors compliance of Federal, State, & University related regulations, administers the review of human subjects research, provides grantsmanship and compliance training, and assists in non-financial post-award administration

Announcements

Internal Funding Workshops

USI offers nearly $140,000 annually in various internal research awards and grant opportunities for faculty. We encourage you to apply for these opportunites to get your piece of the pie!

Grant and Federal Contract Management Guide

The USI Grant Management Guide is now available. This comprehensive resource for faculty and staff who are applying for, or have received external funding, is filled with helpful tips, policies and procedures, sample forms, and much more.

Awards

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Internal Grants/Awards

Congratulations to USI faculty who received internal funding this academic year:

USI Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant: 

  • Paul Doss, SEE                      
  • Guoyuan Huang, SEE            
  • Denise Lynn, LA  
  • Julie McCullough, NH    
  • Anne Statham LA    
  • Edmir Wade, SEE 
  • Kristen Wilkins, LA                                     

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty: 

  • Roxanne Beckham, NH          
  • Katherine Daniels, LA              
  • Kimberly Delaney, SEE            
  • Kevin Goodman, SEE              
  • Joy Howard, SEE
  • Elissa Mitchell, LA
  • Yuxia Qian, LA
  • Tillman Russell, LA 
  • Thomas Weber, BE
  • Angela Wooton, NH
  • Yajuan Xiang, SEE              

Provost Office Summer Pilot: 

  • Austin Anderson, SEE              
  • Kevin Valadares, NH
  • Hui Shi, BE 

Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Award:

  • Tom Litney and Swateja Nimkar, NH            
  • Clarissa Willis, SEE

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 External Awards

  • Dr. Brandon Field - Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Andrea Gentry - USI Foundation
  • Peggy Graul - College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Dr. Michael Strezewski - College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Connie Swenty - College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Dr. Hilary Braysmith, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Jay Dickerson, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Rich Hudson Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Dr. Glen Kissel, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Dr. Doris Mohr, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Dr. Jill Raisor, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Dr. Jeff Seyler, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Daniela Vidal, Outreach and Engagement

FY 2013-2014 External Funding Statistics

  • 57 Submitted Grant Proposals, Contracts, or Sub Awards
  • 35 Awarded Grant Proposals, Contracts, or Sub Awards
  • $5,940,317* Total Award Amount*This funded amount includes projects with multiple years.

FY 2013-2014 IRB Statistics

  • 216 Exempt IRB Protocols Submitted
  • 80 Expedited IRB Protocols Submitted
  • 3 Full Board/Convened IRB Protocols Submitted

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