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:


For the FY 2017-18 BoR funding cycle, several programs have been significantly revised or refocused.  BoR staff are planning a few novel approaches to discussing program changes and specific questions.  Check here for details regarding formats and times that BoR staff will be available.

A recording of the Board of Regents' Programs and Process Webinar can be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KrMtmm4zavg or by downloading the PowerPoint presentation here


Fall 2017 - Board of Regents Proposals:

ITRS Targeted Industry Sectors:  due to OSRP October 16th; due to BoR October 31st

Research Competitiveness Subprogram:  due to OSRP October 23rd; due to BoR November 7th 

Department Enhancement Program:  due to OSRP November 1st; due to BoR November 14th

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering B (Industrial, Materials, Mechanical)
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • Targeted Workforce


ATLAS:  due to OSRP November 7th; due to BoR November 21st

Check here for internal and external deadlines or contact OSRP for more information.

Links to the Requests for Proposals can be found here: https://web.laregents.org/2017/07/07/borsf-fy-2017-18-requests-for-proposals/


The Board of Regents Request for Applications for the EPSCoR Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program for 2018 is posted at https://web.laregents.org/2017/10/05/supervised-undergraduate-research-experience-sure-fy17-18-request-for-applications/.  This program provides opportunities for female and underrepresented minority undergraduate students to participate in research with faculty mentors. Applications are due to the BoR by November 17th.


The Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM), an NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 project, is soliciting proposals for CIMM Seed Funding to support research projects relevant to CIMM’s advanced manufacturing themes. Please see the RFP at https://web.laregents.org/2017/10/05/consortium-for-innovation-in-manufacturing-and-materials-cimm-seed-funding-fy17-18-request-for-proposals/ for more information. Proposals submitted under this program are due to the BoR by November 28th.


Take Note:

2017-2018 Mileage Reimbursement Rate - As of July 1, 2017 - mileage reimbursement will be allowed on the basis of $0.53 per mile, not to exceed a maximum of 99 miles per round trip and/or day.

2017-2018 Fringe Rate - For all 2017-2018 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. 


Don't Forget - All award-related technology purchases (regardless of price) should be discussed with Donna Methvien in Basic Computing 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. To review the Investigator Certification Statement, click here.


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.


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