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

Assistant Vice President
Phone: 443-334-2197
Fax: 443-334-2172

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
Phone: 443-334-2591
Fax: 443-334-2172


The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) offers both required and optional training activities for faculty, staff and students.

CITI Training

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 University of Miami.

Courses include:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
    • For students
    • For Faculty
    • For Administrators
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Social & Behavioral Research
  • Course-based Research

Enroll in Courses:

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The log-in for CITI courses can be found here:

A list of FAQ’s for the CITI program is available here:

The homepage for the CITI courses can be found here:

Writing Workshops

Winter Writing Retreat, January 2018

January 9 - 10, 2018
9:30am - 3:30pm
For reservations: email Jim Rose

A Winter Writing Retreat will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 and Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Greenspring campus Library on the second floor. The retreat will provide dedicated time for faculty members to focus on their professional writing efforts: articles, grants, books, etc. Participants will have the chance to engage in peer reviews of one another’s work and the OSPR staff will be on hand to review and edit drafts and provide assistance with guided grant searches. Lunch will be served. To register or for more information, please contact Jim Rose at or Rebecca Van Horn at .

Summer Writing Retreat, 2017

May 22, 2017 – May 25, 2017

The OSPR has been hosting Summer Writing Retreats at the Gramercy Mansion’s Carriage House each summer since 2011. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to prepare their research and other scholarly work for publication or work on writing grant proposals during this four-day workshop, held in the quiet elegance of the Gramercy. Substantial time is provided for work on writing skills, editing work, as well as feedback and discussion by both facilitators and peers.


  • Dr. Herb Childress, former Director of Research and Assessment at the Boston Architectural College, currently consults through Teleidoscope which he and his wife founded.
  • Dr. Jenny Shaunahan, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at Bridgewater State University in MA.

Winter Workshop

January 11, 2017

The Winter Workshop was held at the St. Paul's Companies Pavilions. The morning presentation was "The Art of Grant Writing," presented by Beth Brittan-Powell, Director Joint Research Collaborations at the University of Maryland. Following lunch, there was a panel discussion about publishing research results in peer-reviewed publications. Our presenters were Bill Breichner, Journals Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press, and Asli Sezen-Barrie, former Assistant to the Editor, Journal Science Education (Sciences).  Faculty members from SU who have published shared their experiences, and then there will be a panel discussion on publishing.

Summer Writing Retreat, 2016

May 23, 2016 - May 26, 2016
June 20, 2016 - June 23, 2016

We have been hosting Summer Writing Retreats at the Gramercy Mansion's Carriage House each summer since 2011. Two sessions  were held during summer 2016 to accommodate a high number of applicants.

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