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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


Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant Deadline is February 9, 2015

Submit your intent to apply form by January 26, 2015.  

Click here or contact your grant administrator for more information on this internal funding opportunity.

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.


Congratulations to USI Faculty and Staff who received internal grants/awards fall 2014:

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty recipients:

Dr. Rebecca Sparks-Thissen, Biology

Dr. Shannon Pritchard, Art

Dr. Hui Shi, Computer Science

Ashley Hall, Psychology

Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems

Dr. Jill Oeding, Business Administration

Brett Anderson, Art

Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy

Dr. Swateja Nimkar, Health Services

Dr. Stella Ress, History

Dr. Tori Shoulders, Teacher Education

Provost Office Summer Pilot recipients:

Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems

Dr. Kimberly Delaney, Biology

Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy


USI Historic New Harmony Outreach & Engagement 2014-2015 Fellowship Award recipients:

Teresa Branson, Teacher Education

Dr. Kevin Valadares, Health Services

Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Faculty, Outreach and Engagement Summer 2015 Fellowship Award recipient:

Dr. Serah Theuri, Food and Nutrition

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 External Awards

Dr. Brandon Field - Pott College of Science, Engineering, & Education

Andrea Gentry - USI Foundation

Peggy Graul - College of Nursing & Health Professions

Dr. Michael Strezewski - College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Connie Swenty - College of Nursing & Health Professions

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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