Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Structure

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is comprised of four organizational entities:

We also oversee several functions or programs that support the research enterprise, such as the Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (CARS), the Intellectual Property Advisory Council (IPAC), the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee (FRCAC), and the Research Council. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invests in research and scholarship through internal seed grant programs administered by FRCAC and the URC.

Mission

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to stimulate research and creative activities by improving infrastructure, providing seed grants and matching funds, making researchers aware of funding opportunities, providing expertise on pre-award and post-award grant preparation and administration, and helping establish partnerships with public and private sector entities that benefit the students, faculty, and university.

Highlights

Research in Biophysics and Quantum Computing

What do next generation computing and innovative approaches to understanding the physics of disease have in common? Dr. Daniel Erenso is seeking answers as he pursues dual research programs in these two areas.