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Summer 2015


The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at Governors State University has been busy. We have been working on establishing the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, working on an export controls policy, submitting proposals, providing training, working to put new procedures together and continuing to follow the federal government changes. For example, we have a new administrative policy for how to handle compensation paid from grants. Our focus continues to be on outreach, communication, and service to the faculty, staff, and students at GSU. This is an exciting time at GSU. In fiscal year 2015, GSU had 46 active awards worth $18.8 million. We received 14 new awards from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 worth $5 million. As you read, you will notice there are new individuals submitting and receiving awards. We added a new section to this annual report to provide success stories and outcomes of several awards. The support OSPR receives from leadership and the various offices involved in the grants process has been invaluable. This support allows OSPR to continue to provide a high level of service to campus. I would like to thank those that have been participating in the Grants Planning Committee. This group provides advice and input into a variety of grant related items and issues. They are an important part of the grants process. We continue to be excited about our work with faculty, staff, and students. OSPR is your partner for future research endeavors. We hope that you find this report informative and we look forward to continuing to work with you. Please feel free to contact us.

Jennifer Morehead Farmer, Director, OSPR.