Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to advance JU’s engagement in research, scholarship, and innovation.

The ORSP partners with members of the JU community in the pursuit and administration of funding for sponsored programs to expand knowledge, enhance teaching and service activities, direct innovative projects and research, and institute meaningful and progressive change. The office oversees a variety of functional areas, including research compliance, pre-award and non-financial post-award. It ensures activities align to the standards of conduct expected by federal, state and local governing bodies, and those that represent the values of JU.

Upcoming Internal Deadlines

  • Collaborate JU for FY 2021 due April 13, 2020

Key External Deadlines

  • NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA):  February 25, June 25, and October 25, 2020.
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER): New deadline to be announced by NSF.
  • NSF Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Accepted anytime.

About the Office

What does “Research and Sponsored Programs” include?

  • All research, scholarship, education, public service and creative activity, regardless of discipline.
  • All funds applied for and/or awarded from outside the University as a Grant or a Contract or other Sponsored Agreement.

What does the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs do?

  • Reporting to the Provost, the ORSP serves every faculty member in every academic discipline and research area.
  • The Office provides support in pre-award, limited non-financial post-award, technology transfer, and compliance oversight.

The ORSP is:

  • The only administrative unit authorized by the University to review and submit funding proposals, and negotiate the terms of grant and contract awards made to the institution. Any award made to the University may only be accepted by the President, Provost or Chief Financial Officer.
  • The designated administrative unit to JU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The committees are charged with ensuring that research conducted at the University follows the requirements and guidelines set forth by federal, state and local governments for the protection of human subjects and the ethical use of animals.

Please note: For planning purposes, be advised that the ORSP does not submit proposals on weekends, holidays, or after 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Further, all proposals for external funding, regardless of dollar amount, must:

  • Be reviewed by the ORSP a minimum of 5 days before the due date.
  • Have institutional approval prior to being submitted to a funding agency.

JU reserves the right to reject an award if the project has not been properly routed and vetted by Administration prior to its submission.

2018-2019 Contract & Grant Awardees

Academic Affairs

$72,260, Sponsor: Jessie Ball DuPont Fund

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Dr. Heather Hausenblas, Kinesiology Professor

$43,174, Sponsor: SpecNova;

$31,543, Sponsor: Wholetones; 

$61,535, Sponsor: WProducts;

$40,116, Sponsor: NexQuest

Dr. Roberta Christopher, Assistant Professor of Nursing

$62,000, Sponsor: Northeast Florida Health Start Coalition

Dr. LaTonya Summers, Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

$9,862, Sponsor: National Career Development Association

Dr. Kathleen Kavanagh, Assistant Professor and Director of Simulation Training and Applied Research 

$175,000, Sponsor: Baptist Health

College of Arts and Sciences

John Heine, MSRI Research Scientist 

$112,977, Sponsor: National Science Foundation 

Dr. Lena Schulze, Biology & Marine Science Assistant Professor 

$43,005, Sponsor: Florida State University

Davis College of Business

Dr. Doug Johansen, Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business

$40,000, Sponsor: Giant Eagle

Swisher Library

Jessica Collogan, Library Director 

$8,500, Sponsor: Northeast Florida Library Information Network