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The Office of Sponsored Programs Expands to Continue Serving the Gallaudet Community

The Office of Sponsored Programs Expands to Continue Serving the Gallaudet Community

From Deaf Way to the Deaf-Blind Theater Initiative to VL2, Gallaudet University’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has played an integral albeit background role to securing funding to support programs and research at our institution.   Recently OSP underwent a redesign and with that a name change to reflect its new expanded services.  The mission of the newly named Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Services (OSPRS) is to advance the Gallaudet University community by providing services and support to faculty,  professional staff, and students seeking external and internal funding for scholarly research and training.   This past spring, Ms. Susan Larrison joined the OSPRS team from Research Support and International Affairs (RSIA) in order to more effectively centralize grant making on campus.  Ms. Larrison works to ensure that internal grants, namely Priority Research Fund and the Small Research Grant programs, run effectively and efficiently for the Gallaudet University research community.  Through the redesign of the office, we endeavor to continue providing excellent customer service.  We are focused on  proactively creating connections between internal and external grant making as well as diversifying and expanding the university’s funding portfolio.

To that end, several personnel changes have occurred to support this work.  With Audrey Wineglass Foster newly appointed as Assistant Dean for Sponsored Programs and Research Services, the office  brought on board Sreemoti Mukerjee Roy as Research Compliance, Policy, and Training Administrator.  Ms. Mukerjee Roy will work closely with Gallaudet’s faculty and staff  to provide training in the various areas of compliance such as conflict of interest and responsible conduct of research.  Her desire is to establish a culture of compliance designed to enhance and build on the university’s commitment to sponsored programs related compliance issues by establishing a training and mentoring program.  For ten years, Ms. Ashuantay Houston has served faculty, staff and students in her roles in the OSP.  In her new role as Associate Director of OSPRS, Ms. Houston will continue delivering excellent service,  providing training and, in the absence of the Assistant Dean,  taking on supervisory and administrative responsibilities.

Grants and contracts are integral to establishing "Gallaudet as the epicenter of research development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf and hard of hearing people and all humanity."  A central component of Gallaudet University's mission is the enhancement of faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training.  If you have a question about the grant writing process or if you have an idea or concept and would like to discuss potential grant opportunities, please contact Audrey Wineglass Foster at audrey.foster@gallaudet.ed.   We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Posted by Audrey Foster | Posted October 9, 2020 at 1:22 PM

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