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Office of Sponsored Programs and

University Initiatives (OSPUI)

The Office of Sponsored Programs and University Initiatives (OSPUI) supports Arkansas Tech University faculty and staff in securing external funding for research and collaboration projects. OSPUI aims to offer expertise in grant administration and provide a clear avenue for the submission process. Office responsibilities include:

  • Assist in securing external funding
  • Assist in grant budget development
  • Review and approve proposals
  • Provide technical support for electronic submissions 
  • Maintain IRB and IACUC protocols
  • Coordinate the Interdisciplinary Research Program
  • Connect ATU faculty and staff with university and community partners
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure agency compliance
  • Provide grant writing training and professional development
  • Locate and provide upcoming project opportunities

Mission Statement

The Office of Sponsored Programs and University Initiatives (OSPUI) is committed to providing knowledgeable and efficient support to faculty and university constituents by facilitating healthy relationships with external funding agencies and industry partners. OSPUI promotes institutional success by helping to locate available funding sources, interpreting solicitations, and reviewing project budgets and proposals. OSPUI is dedicated to promoting collaborations that stimulate academic and economic innovation while enhancing diverse partnerships within the university, community, and beyond.  

Vision Statement 

OSPUI: Promoting university success through fostering academic partnerships and industry collaboration.

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