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Summer 2014


The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) at Governors State University (GSU) continues to enhance its services and outreach. We are excited to see more faculty and students look into funding opportunities and work on grant opportunities. OSPR continues to encourage faculty, staff, and students to participate in training provided and to communicate with our office if there are training opportunities you would like to see offered at GSU related to grants. Please take some time and read the OSPR annual report for this past year. The annual report emphasizes the diversity in sponsors, faculty, and projects. As you will see, our proposal numbers are steady at around 34 percent. We would like to see an increase of at least 30 percent in our proposal numbers over the next year. Our success rate has increased from 32 percent in FY12 to 44 percent in FY14. Most of the grants that GSU received from stimulus funding have ended. Therefore, it is the perfect time to look for new sources of funding and new opportunities. The annual report provides information on current grants, new awards, and trends in grant activity. We appreciate the support that OSPR receives from the Chairs, Deans, Provost, Vice President, and the President to encourage research and scholarship university-wide. The collaboration between the Financial Services, Human Resources, Grants Planning Committee, Information Technology, and OSPR has made efforts to improve the grants process at GSU much easier. OSPR looks forward to the ongoing support of the leadership and to ongoing collaboration with the many offices on campus that are involved in the grants process. We are excited about our work with faculty, staff, and students and look forward to working with more of you on grants. OSPR is your partner in your future research endeavors. We hope that you find this report informative. Please feel free to stop by or contact us if you have any questions.

Jennifer Morehead Farmer, OSPR Director