Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Handbook

(Last updated October 2013)

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. The ORSP aids both faculty and staff in obtaining external funding by subscribing to grant databases and providing technical help with grant applications.

In addition, the ORSP serves as the clearinghouse for all academic and student services grant applications, 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 research and providing a process for reporting research misconduct.


Abilene Christian University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Handbook

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Appendices

  • Appendix A ..........................................................................Previous Internal Grant Winners
  • Appendix B ....................................................................Human Subjects Review Information
  • Appendix C .................................................Request for Institutional Review Board Approval
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Internal Grant funding could one day result in paint that acts as a solar panel. See the ORSP Newsletter for more information on how Dr. Brian Cavitt and his undergraduate students are seeking a compound that will absorb UV light when bonded with clay.
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