Happy New Year friends and colleagues,

I sincerely hope you had a restful and rejuvenating break. I can't help but feel a great sense of hope and even excitement for all that 2021 will bring – from another round of Faculty Research Lightning Talks (Feb 4th) to new collaborations with the Data Science Working Group (Mar 2nd). I look forward to learning from the experiences of SU faculty who have served on review panels (Feb 25th), welcoming an NEH Program Officer "to campus" (via Zoom on Mar 9th), and preparing our budget and grant managers for a transition to compensation review to replace our federal effort reporting process (Feb 12th).

We are encouraged by your commitment to developing your research agendas, submitting grant proposals, your resilience in adapting and re-adapting project plans, and engagement with our fall activities despite the competing (and draining) demands that 2020 required.

Wishing you a hopeful and healthy new year and we look forward to 'seeing' you soon!

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Jenna Isakson, MPA
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

In this issue:

Upcoming OSP Events
Recent OSP Events – Materials Available
New OSP Resources
New Funds Awarded
Sponsored Projects Highlights
SU Policy Updates
Sponsor Updates
Other Programming to Support Faculty Research

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!