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Welcome to ORSP

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is to support and promote the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the Stephen F. Austin State University community while encouraging compliance and scholarly integrity. ORSP provides limited pre-award and post-award services related to externally funded grants, contracts, and restricted gifts and manages internal research funding programs in support of the SFA mission statement.

Pivot Search Tool Learn how Pivot can help you find funding and collaborators for your research and sponsored projects.

CITI Training
Research ethics training for SFA faculty, staff and students.

ScholarWorks A Library repository for research and scholarly output.


  • Coffee and Tea with ORSP - January 26, 2-4 pm, LAN 421. Come learn about recent changes in federal, state, and SFA regulations, guidelines, and policies.


  • 2 CFR 200 is effective 12/26/2014. New federal regulations have replaced OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133. Watch for upcoming changes in policies and procedures.
  • REVISED Proposal Clearance Form and procedures. Contact ORSP for more information.


How are we doing? Take a brief survey to tell us about the services you received on your recent proposal submission or other services provided by ORSP.

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