Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration

We Have New & Revised Forms!

Applying for external funding? The new Intent to Submit for Funding form has been created so we can best assist your efforts to secure external funding to support your work. Please fill out the new Intent to Submit for Funding form as early as possible. Doing so will allow us to: make sure your proposal gets routed to the correct office, assist with grant writing if needed, assist with budget development if required, and connect you with other faculty who may be working on related projects. 

Looking for funding? The revised Funding Search Request allows us to best locate funding to support your projects. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form and include info about your research interests and an OSPRA staff member will typically respond in 1-2 business days.

If you have any questions about any of our forms, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at 229-249-2614 or by email at ospra@valdosta.edu!

About Us:

Have you wondered what is the Office of Sponored Programs and Research Administration (OSPRA)? View our handy Presentation on Who We Are and What We Do.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration is to protect the integrity and standing of the institution, faculty, staff, and students by guarding and maintaining research compliance; federal, state, local, and institutional mandates; and regulations, guidelines, and policies.

Mission Statement:

The role of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration is to support faculty, staff, and students in the acquisition and administration of externally funded projects and programs, the ethical conduct of research, and the development of internal and exterior research collaborations to advance the mission of Valdosta State University.  

Vision:  

Our central vision is to significantly grow the portfolio of externally funded grants and contracts for Valdosta State University.  OSPRA will achieve this by partnering with our creative and dynamic faculty as well as community partners and other institutions of higher education.  We envision an institution in which all undergraduates as well as graduate students can engage in a meaningful research experience mentored by a faculty member.  We strive to support research projects and creative works at not only the embryonic stage of development but also the stages of presentation, publication and proposal development / submission to funding entities.  

Values:

Our guiding value in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration (OSPRA) is to serve our faculty and students in the pursuit of their research and creative works.  We endeavor to promote scholarship that makes an original contribution and promotes the economic development, intellectual capital, health care, or public administration of our state, region or nation.  We are committed to promoting the ethical principles and research integrity of all scholarship conducted on our campus.  

 

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