Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is Arkansas Tech's central pre-award office. ORSP's main responsibilities include: 

Internal Grants External Grants Research Compliance
ORSP facilitates the management of internal grants to support faculty and students engaging in research and scholarship initiatives.   ORSP works with faculty and staff to find funding, plan, develop, and prepare grant proposals for submission. Our office submits the final, internally approved proposal to the funding agency for consideration.   ORSP ensures compliance requirements such as human subject, animal subject, responsible conduct of research, financial conflict of interest, etc. are satisfied.  
2023-2024 programs for internally-funded grants: 



ORSP reviews award documents and is responsible for officially accepting any awards. The signed contract is then turned over to ATU's Budget Office, who is responsible for post-award administration including account setup; monitoring, reporting, and billing; project reporting; and project close out. 

Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is committed to providing knowledgeable and efficient support to faculty and university constituents by facilitating healthy relationships with external funding agencies and industry partners. ORSP promotes institutional success by helping to locate available funding sources, interpreting solicitations, and reviewing project budgets and proposals. ORSP is dedicated to promoting collaborations that stimulate academic and economic innovation while enhancing diverse partnerships within the university, community, and beyond.  

Vision Statement 

ORSP: Promoting university success through fostering academic partnerships and industry collaboration.


ORSP supports ATU community members at all stages in the proposal development process. Whether you’re in the beginning stages of developing your idea or feel ready to submit a proposal, please reach out to us.  

105 West O Street
Brown Suite 410
Russellville, AR 72801

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Phone: (479) 968-0398