Research Development and Administration

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The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OPSA) works to facilitate and promote research and sponsored project activities on campus. It is the office through which grants and contracts for research, training, and service projects are applied for, negotiated, and accepted. 

ORDA notifies faculty and staff of funding opportunities, offers grant proposal development services, processes proposals and awards, and handles award administration matters such as budget revisions and subcontracts. It coordinates internal grant programs that provide resources for faculty and student projects, and it provides technology transfer services and guidance on intellectual property protection. Finally, it plays a key role in formulating and monitoring SIUC policies governing research and sponsored projects. 

OPSA's web site and various publications, including the online Sponsored Project Guide, keep faculty and staff informed about research news, grant deadlines, and grant management procedures. Twice a year ORDA publishes Perspectives, a magazine describing some of the research and creative activities at SIUC. 

The Office of Research Development and Administration is located in Woody Hall C-206, MC 4709 (618/453-4540).