ORSP Handbook

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(Last updated June 2017)

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to promote scholarly activity among the faculty and students of Abilene Christian University, particularly inquiry informed by a Christian perspective.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) exists to support a culture of intellectual curiosity and scholarly activity on the ACU campus. The ORSP encourages and supports scholarship by providing internal research funding through competitive Math/Science Grants and similar Cullen Grants designed to help faculty members launch research projects. Moreover, the ORSP aids faculty and staff in applying for external funding by subscribing to grant databases and providing technical help with grant applications.

The ORSP serves as the clearinghouse for all academic and student services externally funded projects (grants, contracts or cooperative agreements), whether or not they relate to research. The office also monitors areas of regulatory compliance through avenues such as convening the Internal Review Board for human subjects and animal research and providing a process for reporting research misconduct.