We hope this finds you off to a smooth start to a new quarter and new beginnings!

We are pleased to usher in a new year full of activities that support our Office of Sponsored Projects mission “to ignite and support Seattle University's externally funded research, scholarship, and service endeavors.” This fall, we hope to see many of you at Research @ SU 101 – in which participants will learn of the ‘landscape’ of supports available across SU in pursuing scholarship – and at the first of our quarterly Lightning Talks – when we’ll learn of the interdisciplinary work of eight 2021 Summer Faculty Fellows.

We are also pleased to continue our ongoing collaboration with partners across campus toward the common goal of supporting faculty and staff. In our recently published 2020-2021 Annual Report, we highlight many of the valued partnerships we have engaged in, as well as thoughts from several faculty about how their local, national, and international collaborations have advanced their scholarship. You will see much evidence of our continued collaboration – As the saying goes, “it takes a village”!

Finally, we wish Gabrielle Mitrak, our long-time Senior Administrator, well as she left this month to embark on a new career. And we are excited to welcome back Jenna Isakson, OSP Director, when she returns in a few weeks after welcoming baby Otto on July 10th. Congratulations to Jenna and her partner Matt!

We look forward to building on the momentum of the last years by continuing to support the growing research and scholarship environment at SU in partnership with many of you!


Sarah Bricknell & Kara Luckey

Sponsored Research Officers | Office of Sponsored Projects

 Download our 2020-2021 Annual Report here!

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!