Spring is my favorite season on campus – the blooming Magnolia in front of the Admin building, the hammocks hung in the trees above the quad, and the events recognizing the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students – in particular, I am looking forward to celebrating your scholarly achievements at the Faculty Convocation, hosted by the Office of the Provost! And on that note – Congratulations to this year’s ten Summer Faculty Fellows representing impactful projects across a broad array of disciplines!

If you are starting to plan for your summer, we have a few offerings to help you get started: 1. Attend our spring learning opportunity for a comprehensive overview of grant proposal preparation; 2. Complete this very brief form for OSP to set-up your GrantForward Researcher Profile – this will give you a head start in identifying funding opportunities relevant to you; and 3. Contact your Sponsored Research Officer to schedule a consultation for this spring or summer. Wishing you a light-filled spring quarter! 



Jenna Isakson, MPA

Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

In this issue:


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

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!