Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Take Note:

2014-2015 Fringe Rate - For all 2014-2015 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.
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 acknowledgement 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.



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

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.

The Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF) Program assists emerging faculty (tenure track but non-tenured) in the science and engineering disciplines by providing travel funds needed to further research and build strong collaborations.

The eligible disciplines include: biological sciences (all); mathematical & computer sciences; earth & environmental sciences (geology, oceanography, environmental); engineering (all); physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics); and the social & behavioral sciences.

TGEF I provides up to $1,200 to untenured tenure-track faculty seeking to visit a federal funding agency program officer to discuss research proposals. The award amount can be increased to $2,400 if the applicant is accompanied by an established tenured professor.

TGEF II provides up to $1,200 to untenured tenure-track faculty who have been invited to present plenary or major invited talks at national or international meetings.

Open deadline: June 30, 2015 Applicants must submit proposals to LA EPSCoR at the Board of Regents at least 30 days prior to the requested start date of travel.

Request for Application


The Links with Industry, Research Centers, and National Labs (LINK) RFP is available on the Board of Regents website at

http://web.laregents.org/2010/11/19/links-with-industry-research-centers-and-national-labs-link/. Open Deadline until June 30, 2015.

This program provides travel support for tenured and tenure-track faculty and their graduate/undergraduate students to visit and train at research facilities or centers, national labs, industrial facilities, etc.


Check out the Louisiana Sea Grant Funding and Proposal Information2014-2016 at http://www.laseagrant.org/rfp/info.htm.


Advance Notice (Number NOT-OD-13-010): Revised Policy for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Initial Peer Review of NIH Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applications.Download here for full notice.


As other grant funding information and RFPs regarding the BP oil spill become available, they will be posted on the Funding Opportunities page under "News You Can Use."


Check the OSRP Upcoming Events page for the latest in workshops and trainings available.

Check the OSRP Professional Development page for presentations from recent workshops and conferences. Also follow Sounds of eRA - podcasts for grant writers and research administrators.


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


Related Links - Quick Access to Federal and Commonly Used Agency Pages