Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) promotes and facilitates scholarly activity at East Central University by supporting and administering activities related to Grant Funded programs.


The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research supports the mission of East Central University by promoting an institutional culture that facilitates scholarly research and grantsmanship efforts of faculty and staff in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner.

The major area of responsibility is assisting Principal Investigators in the preparation and submission of grant, contract, and cooperative agreement proposals. All grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements representing University obligations must be authorized through OSPR. Funding opportunities, which can be found on this web site, are regularly provided to the University community. OSPR acts as a liaison between the granting agencies and the University, and reports to the Provost.


Proposal Planning Sheet (Excel)

Grant Submission Checklist (PDF)

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