What a year 2020-2021 has been! Despite the uncertainties, challenges, and physical separation, we continued to make advancements in support of scholarship and sponsored projects, thanks to our many partners across campus. I'm grateful to our faculty panelists who shared insights on their research ‘roadmapsand serving on review panels as part of our fall and winter faculty workshops, and to all faculty presenters in our quarterly Lightning Talks series. We've invested in GrantForward - a funding search opportunities database - to provide faculty with another important tool to pursue sponsored projects. In partnership with the Controller's Officer, we developed an alternative to effort reporting to reduce administrative burden for active principal investigators and budget managers. All the while, X proposals have been submitted and X new awards amounting to $X has been received! Finally, I thank our first full advisory council for their instrumental input and dedication to the advancement of scholarship and sponsored projects. Thank you for engaging with OSP this year! I wish you a restful and restorative summer and look forward to seeing you in the new academic year.

Best, Jenna


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Jenna Isakson, MPA
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

In this issue:

-Thank you to the OSP Advisory Council!

− OSP Resources to Support your Summer Scholarship

− Recent OSP Events

– Materials Available

− New Funds Awarded

− Sponsored Project Highlight

− SU Policy Updates

− Sponsor Policy Updates and Resources

− Other Programming to Support Faculty Research

OSP Observer Summer 21 Part 1

OSP Observer Summer 21 Part 2

The Office of Sponsored Projects is here to help!

We are here to support the full life-cycle of your research and scholarship – from identifying funding opportunities and creating a research plan, developing and submitting competitive proposals, and managing awards. Please reach out to us to request a consultation, notify us of your intent to apply for a funding opportunity, or for help with managing your award!

Your OSP support team:

Sarah Bricknell, MBA

Sponsored Research Officer

Supports CAS, CCE, COE,
CSE-Bio, Law & STM

Kara Luckey, PhD

Sponsored Research Officer

Supports ALB, CSE (not Bio), CON & Institutional Efforts

Gabrielle Mitrak

Senior Administrative Assistant

Jenna Isakson, MPA


Please direct any suggestions about how we can make the quarterly OSP Observer most useful to Kara Luckey – we welcome your thoughts!