Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs (ORSSP) supports the Georgia Southern University faculty, staff and students in the acquisition, performance and administration of projects and programs funded from sources outside the University. ORSSP is a full-service research administration office, providing cradle-to-grave support for sponsored activity:

  1. Pre-award services include: identification and dissemination of funding opportunities; proposal editing services; project budget development; assistance with sponsor forms and submission requirements; routing of proposals for institutional approval; and contract and award negotiation.
  2. Post-award management services include: award acceptance on behalf of the institution; materials transfer, data use and contract negotiations; assistance to faculty in managing project budgets; submission of formal requests for award modification and extension; and project close-out.

In addition, the ORSSP Office of Research Integrity (ORI) serves as the administrative home for research compliance, providing support and guidance to the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The ORI also administers the university processes for reviewing financial conflict of interest, and other areas of compliance as needed.

The ORSSP provides support for the Faculty Research Committee, a Faculty Senate committee which awards competitive internal research awards on an annual basis and selects recipients of the Faculty Excellence in Research awards.

The Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation (GSURSF) is a nonprofit partner organization that assists, supports, and furthers the research, service, and educational missions of Georgia Southern University. The Foundation functions in cooperation with the University to simplify business processes and other interactions between the private sector and the University. The Foundation manages intellectual property resources for the discovery, development and commercialization of new ideas and technologies. The GSURSF receives all incoming external awards and assigns the performance of sponsored research projects and service delivery programs to the University.

If you have any questions, call the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs at (912) 478-5465.