Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) promotes externally funded research, instruction, public service, academic and institutional support, enhancement, and scholarship and fellowship projects at Southeastern Louisiana University.

All projects seeking external funding (through grants, contracts, agreements, etc.) must be reviewed and approved prior to submission to granting agencies. The review process begins with approval of the principal investigator's department and college. OSRP and administration require fourteen working days to complete the remainder of the review and approval process. Only proposals approved by Southeastern's administration may be submitted to external agencies.

All proposals for external funding are electronically routed through the Southeastern PeopleSoft GRANTS Module. If you need training on using this module or assistance with completing any forms, please contact OSRP. 


Updates and Information:

Louisiana Board of Regents - Information regarding upcoming Board of Regents Support Fund Programs can be found at the following links -

Research & Development and Departmental Enhancement Programs

ATLAS Program

Board of Regents Sponsored Programs website and informational memo

Also, representatives from the Board of Regents will be on campus September 4th for presentations and one-on-one meetings.  This regional meeting is scheduled from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Student Union.

Contact OSRP to talk with a Grants Development Specialist about applying for this funding.


Louisiana EPSCoR is now accepting applications for the Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF) program with an open deadline until August 31, 2020.  Check here for more details, along with the RFA.


Take Note:

2019-2020 Mileage Reimbursement Rate - As of July 1, 2019 - mileage reimbursement will be allowed on the basis of $0.58 per mile, not to exceed a maximum of 99 miles per round trip and/or day.  For more information and to obtain the most updated travel forms, please visit www.selu.edu/travel.  Note:  To help faculty accurately report their travel expenses in accordance with these new regulations, there is an updated Excel Expense Account Form, which is now required for submitting travel expenses.

The complete 2019-2020 Louisiana Travel Guide (PPM49) can be accessed by clicking on this link:  https://www.doa.la.gov/osp/Travel/travelpolicy/TravelGuide-2019-2020.pdf

2019-2020 Fringe Rate - For all 2019-2020 proposals, PIs should use 38% as the fringe rate for full-time salaries/wages. For supplemental pay, PIs should use 28%. Contact OSRP for special circumstances.


2015-2019 Indirect Cost Rate - 31.8% of Modified Total Direct Costs.  Contact OSRP for details and assistance.  As of July 1, 2019 continue to use this rate as a Provisional rate.


Don't Forget - All award-related technology purchases (regardless of price) should be discussed with Client Services PRIOR to purchase.


PS Grants module has been updated to include an Investigator Certification Statement. When routing the proposal electronically, certification acknowledgment by the PI and Co-PI is required to allow the proposal to route through the PS system. Click here to review the Investigator Certification Statement.


OMB Revises Grants Management Guidance

In a December 26, 2013 Federal Register notice, the Office of Management and Budget issued a final rule that replaces many of the regulations guiding the daily work of research and sponsored programs administrators, including Circulars A-21, A-122, A-133, and Circular A-50 Single Audit Act guidance.


Check out "Proposal Writing Tips and Guides," "Do and Don'ts," and "Proposal Strengthening Tips"


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