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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 over $160,000 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!  

Attend one of our Septmeber workshops to learn more about opportunities with fall 2015 deadlines:

September 15, 2015, 12 p.m., UC 206 (Pizza provided)

September 16, 2015, 2 p.m., UC 206 (Snacks provided)

Please RSVP to rcr@usi.edu

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

Congratulations to USI Faculty and Staff who received internal grants/awards in fiscal year 2014-2015:

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty:

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 Award:

Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems

Dr. Kimberly Delaney, Biology

Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy

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

Teresa Branson, Teacher Education

Dr. Kevin Valadares, Health Services

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

Drs. Leigh Anne Howard and David Black

Dr. Serah Theuri, Food and Nutrition

USI Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant:

Dr. Manuel Apodaca Valdez, Spanish

Dr. David Black, Radio and Television

Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, Communication Studies

Dr. Sheri Keenan, Criminal Justice Studies

Dr. Anton Maria, Geology

Dr. Michael Ndemanu, Education

Dr. Oanu Popescu-Sandu, English

Dr. Norma Rosas Mayen, Spanish

Dr. Melissa Stacer, Criminal Justice Studies

Dr. Gongjun Yan, Computer Science

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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