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Sponsored Programs and Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR), formerly the Office of Research Development, was established at Stevenson University in 2006 through an Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA) provided by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of this NIH Program is to facilitate the entry and participation of faculty from underrepresented minority and women's institutions into biomedical and behavioral research and research training, through activities targeted to minority and women's institutions.

Extramural Associates Program

Stevenson University was granted funding through EARDA by the NICHD:

  1. To establish an Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR), formerly the Office of Research Development.
  2. To expand and strengthen faculty and undergraduate research, particularly in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. An annual total of $40,000 was provided from 2007-2011 to support faculty research initiatives.

Mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

  • To identify and disseminate grant opportunities to the faculty.
  • To assist faculty in grant proposal preparation.
  • To expand and formalize existing collaborations and fostering new ones with local institutions, government research facilities and private industry in order to provide high quality research opportunities for faculty and students.
  • To connect students with appropriate summer research opportunities.
  • To act as a liaison between OSPR, Faculty Governance and the administration on issues related to balancing research and teaching duties.
  • To provide pre-award and post-award oversight.

Have a Question?

Contact Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153-0641

M. Diane Payne
Phone: 443-334-2197
Fax: 443-334-2172

Rebecca Van Horn
Assistant Director
Phone: 443-334-2591
Fax: 443-334-2172

James Rose

Grant Administrator
Phone: 443-334-2406
Fax: 443-334-2172


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