Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Xavier University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) serves to advise and assist members of the Xavier Community in developing plans for scholarly, creative, collaborative, and community programs that require increased revenue. This assistance includes identifying funding sources that might meet the revenue needs, implementing strategic initiatives to obtain the needed revenue, and finalizing arrangements to allow its receipt and use.

ORSP operates through delegation of authority from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is presided over by the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs. The Office provides a wide range of information concerning services and support so that members of the Xavier community are able to compete successfully for external funding in order to conduct research, educate students, create works of art and literature, compose music, or initiate new technologies.

In carrying out the goals and mission of the research arm of the University, ORSP scrupulously guards the reputation and interests of the University and the entire Xavier Community by adhering to all applicable Federal and State Regulations, as well as all university policies and procedures, thereby attempting to ensure Xavier’s accountability, compliance, and continued sound stewardship.

The general areas within ORSP are Research and Sponsored Programs, including Pre-Award, Post-Award, Research Compliance, and Technology Transfer Intellectual Property. The Staff of ORSP is here to assist all members of the Xavier Community. Please call on us if you need help in any of the areas.

  • – For submission of all pre-award documents including clearance documents until Cayuse SP is publicly available; also, to submit all inquiries about potential funding and grant opportunities and all requests from federal agencies prior to the issuance of a notice of award. 
  • -  For submission of all subrecipient request forms, agreements (i.e., consulting services, contacts, data sharing, materials transfer, etc.); requests for carryover and no-cost extensions, and any inquiries about the management of an existing grant award, subaward, or subcontract to this email address. 
  • – For submission of all IRB applications and amendments; also, direct any inquiries about human subjects research to email address.
  • – For submission of all IACUC applications and amendments; also, direct any inquiries about animal research to this email address.