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Located within the Division of Research and Economic Development, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) provides assistance to faculty and staff in all phases of externally funded project development.

The mission of OSPR is to advance the research enterprise at East Stroudsburg University by promoting an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and community. As such, the office serves as an advocate for persons in the University Community who are interested in identifying, applying for, and receiving grants funds and conducting research or other scholarly activities with support from government and non-government sponsors, and in assisting administrators with the stewardship of grant based funds.

The OSPR supports ESU's teaching, service, and scholarly and creative activities by:

  • Facilitating increased access to external funding sources.
  • Working with faculty, staff, and administration to create and implement a long–term vision for funding research and activities.
  • building a comprehensive program to meet the current and future needs of ESU.

Support offered by the OSPR includes identifying funding sources, assistance with preparation of proposals and budgets, obtaining appropriate signatures and post award administration.

The OSPR works closely with ESU's Office of Academic Affairs. Academic Affairs oversees all academic components of grant-funded programs and maintains and administers institutional policies such as Intellectual Property, Human Subject Review (IRB), Conflict of Interest, Animal Use and will coordinate the University Senate Research Subcommittee, update the Academic Research Plan and Administer the FDR grants.

Services Provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research:

  • Provide current information on available funding sources.
  • Provide coordination for research and sponsored programs.
  • Assist with the development of proposals including identification of a sponsor, developing a budget, timeline, assessments and evaluations, as well as securing appropriate approvals.
  • Focus personnel and resources to identify specific strategies to motivate faculty to develop and submit competitive grants.
  • Host idea exchanges to stimulate interest and creativity in developing project ideas.
  • Recognize faculty and staff who are engaged in grant-supported activities in University publications, websites and ceremonies.
  • Provide workshops and professional development opportunities.
    • To access an updated calendar of workshops provide by OSPR click here.

Contact: (570) 422-7920 ospr@esu.edu