The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP), a unit within the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, supports and provides services for faculty and staff in securing external funds from public and private agencies. Emphasis is placed on securing funds to achieve the University’s priorities. The office supports the contract and grant writing activities of the faculty and staff through all stages of the project – from the initial planning through project completion.
Responsibilities & Services
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is responsible for the authorization, approval, and submission of University proposals for external support for research and most sponsored projects. We provide assistance to those submitting sponsored project applications for funding from city, state and federal sources; however, for help with non-research funding from private sources, please contact Office of Institutional Advancement, either the Director of Development or the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at 956-326-4483.
The ORSP staff:
front row - Zoila Franco-Hinojosa, Marina Hinojosa, and Celeste Kidd (left to right)
Anne Frey, Associate Director, Grant Development
Celeste Kidd, Research Administrator
Zoila Franco-Hinojosa, Research Administrator
Marina Hinojosa, Grant Resources Support Assistant
John C. Kilburn, Associate Dean of Research, Project Director for EARDA program
Jeffrey Brown, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Co-Director for EARDA program
The ORSP works collaboratively with the Office of Grants and Contracts staff located in Killam Library, Room 332, to ensure proper budget preparation. The Office of Grants and Contracts staff is responsible for providing financial support services for grants and contracts to faculty and staff from the proposal preparation stage through the completion of the project. The Grants and Contracts support services include the following: