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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.

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  • 2 CFR 200 is effective 12/26/2014. New federal regulations will replace OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133. Watch for upcoming changes in policies and procedures.


Grant Award Highlights

Principal Investigators: Mr. John Garner, Dr. Dan Bruton, Dr. David Cook

SFA Information Technology Services and the College of Sciences and Mathematics received a 2-year research grant totaling $497,346 from the National Science Foundation for the project “CC-NIE Networking Infrastructure: Data Driven Networking - Keeping SFA on the Map” (NSF award #1341010). According to Dr. Dan Bruton, co-PI of the project and Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, "The fiber optic installations funded by this project will increase our network speed by a factor of 10 at SFA.  This will expand research and teaching capabilities and improve capacity for data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  These infrastructure improvements will also enhance both graduate and undergraduate curricula in the STEM disciplines and allow for increased student participation in data-intensive research.” read more....



Principal Investigators: Drs. Theresa Coble, Matthew McBroom, & Pat Stephens-Williams

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture has received a 3-year grant totaling $247,149 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS award # MP-00-12-0005-12; www.imls.gov) read more....



Principal Investigators: Drs. Lesa Beverly, Karen Embry-Jenlink, Dennis Gravatt, and Keith Hubbard

SFA College of Sciences and Mathematics has recently entered the second year of a five-year collaborative research program with Angelina College (AC) and Region 7 Education Service Center (ESC) read more....

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