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
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.
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:
USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty:
Provost Office Summer Pilot:
Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Award:
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 External Awards
FY 2013-2014 External Funding Statistics
FY 2013-2014 IRB Statistics