The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) is to promote learning through encouraging and assisting faculty and staff in their pursuit of external funding for research, scholarship, service and creative endeavors.
RASP is a full service department, knowledgeable in all phases of pre- and post-award policies and procedures. The office is available to assist during the entire life of the project. Support is available from the conceptual development of a project, to identifying potential funding sources, developing and submitting a proposal, finalizing the budget and identifying any cost share, negotiating an award, implementing and managing a funded project, monitoring for compliance, and overseeing all requirements for the official close of a project. RASP networks with a variety of university divisions and departments, who work together as a team to deliver exceptional service to any individual or group pursuing external funding.