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Fall 2013


The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) at Governors State University stands ready to assist you in your grant writing and goals for securing grant funding, and in your ongoing research and sponsored projects. We hope and trust that you have found OSPR to be helpful, and that you will continue to converse and engage with us as we build and refine our resources to best meet your needs. Please take a few moments to read the OSPR Annual Report. This year’s annual report touches on many of your activities and ours during the past academic year (AY 12-13). This past year, just like recent years past, GSU faculty, staff, and students engaged in a diverse range of research and sponsored projects – from student scholarship projects, to Early Head Start and prevention programs for at-risk youth at the Family Development Center, to action research around restorative justice, to media-based training around informed consent in research, to development of resources for Veterans in the GSU Library. This annual report provides information regarding trends in grant application activity as well as in the awards realized. You will read about work begun, and still underway, to implement improved automated approaches to grant seeking and grant management; you will read about our pragmatic approach to problem-solving and our ongoing efforts to improve professional development opportunities, services and information resources for Principal Investigators and other faculty and staff working on grants and sponsored projects; and you will read about our efforts to revise and develop new research related policies. We in OSPR enjoy immensely the contact and productive working relationships that we have with faculty, staff, and students in regards to grant seeking and grant management. The collaborative spirit is strong. We in OSPR are also very appreciative of the support provided for OSPR, and by extension, for faculty research and scholarship university-wide, by the President, Vice-President, Provost, and Deans. As we all know, this support is absolutely critical if we are to achieve our goals of substantially increasing funding from grants and sponsored projects. We trust this support will continue and we will make every effort to achieve our lofty goals. Please accept our thanks and appreciation for supporting and engaging with OSPR over the past year. Let us certainly carry this momentum forward.

James "Chip" Coldren, OSPR Director.