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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


Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Internal Grants/Awards

Congratulations to USI faculty who received internal funding 2019-2020:

Early Career Faculty Grant

  • Dr. Srikanth Dandotkar, Psychology
  • Dr. Kristin LaFollette, English
  • Dr. Srishti Srivastava, Computer Science
  • Dr. Urska Dobersek, Psychology
  • Dr. Mina Asghari Heidarlou, Engineering
  • Dr. Zachary D. Ward, Health Services
  • Dr. Brooke Mathna, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Casey L. Pycior, English
  • Dr. T. Kyle R. Mara, Biology
  • Dr. Lindsay Greer, Communications
  • Dr. Angela Martin Perez, World Languages and Cultures
  • Dr. Susan J. Ely, Engineering
Tenured or Clinical Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Melissa Stacer, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Michael R. Strezewski, World Languages and Cultures
  • Dr. Amy Montz, English
  • Ms. Xinran Hu, Art and Design
Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant
  • Dr. Srikanth Dandotkar, Psychology
  • Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, Communications
  • Dr. J. Casey Harison, History
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Evans, Nursing
  • Dr. Serah W. Theuri, Health Professions
  • Dr. K. Joy Howard, Education
  • Dr. Eric S. Greenwood, Geology and Physics
  • Dr. Andrew J. Hill, Engineering
Outreach & Engagement Applied Research Faculty Award
  • Dr. Robin E. Carroll, Education
Outreach & Engagement New Harmony Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Adam G. Tennant, Engineering
  • Dr. Erin Gilles, Communications
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.

FY 2018-2019 IRB Statistics

  • 178 Exempt IRB Protocols Submitted
  • 38 Expedited IRB Protocols Submitted
  • 1 Full Board/Convened IRB Protocols Submitted

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