The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) supports students and faculty members in their work of scholarship and research.
OSPR resources and activities that are provided to help advance the scholarship and research interests of students and faculty include:
Contact Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153-0641
Meredith C. Durmowicz, PhD
Vice Provost, Sponsored Programs and Research
The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is to:
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research:
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research was created in 2006 with the support of a 3-year NIH Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA). A 5-year NIH Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award provided extended support from 2011 through 2014. The office is now fully supported by Stevenson University.
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) offers both required and optional training activities for faculty, staff and students.
All students, faculty, and staff members, involved in research at Stevenson University are required to take appropriate training to ensure that they understand the legal and ethical rules of research.
Our office administers this required research training through on-line courses provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), through the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY)
Enroll in Courses:
The homepage for the CITI courses can be found here
External Grant Submissions
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research facilitates the preparation and submission of funding requests to external agencies and organizations, including research and non-research grant programs offered by government agencies and research grant programs offered by certain foundations.
Prior to preparing any grant proposal, Project Directors/Principal Investigators should contact the OSPR to ensure that internal approvals for a grant application and submission are obtained. In addition, certain government funded research and projects require the completion of Financial Interest Disclosures and Training. The OSPR facilitates all necessary documentation and training, and keeps it on file.
When a grant proposal is approved and funded, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and the Office of University Advancement (as applicable) will work closely with the Project Director/Principal Investigator to ensure that all conditions and reporting requirements of the funding are met.
Institutional Review Board
Research involving human subjects is overseen by the University’s Institutional Review Board. Members of the Stevenson University community can find the required forms on the IRB portal page. Please direct any questions to Dr. Ryan Schurtz, Professor, Psychology and Chair, IRB at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stevenson University Policies
Policies relating to the conduct of research can be found at the following links: