Welcome to K-State, new faculty members and other researchers!

The Office of the Vice President for Research is here to support you in your scholarly work. You will soon get to know three units of OVPR.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) –Fairchild Hall 102. We are here to help you find funding opportunities; or example, we prepare the weekly Funding Connection column that is part of this newsletter. ORSP also conducts and hosts training and information sessions about particular funding opportunities throughout the year and administers the small internal grants programs (University Small Research Grants and Faculty Development Awards). We work with faculty teams preparing large collaborative proposals to facilitate these efforts. Come and talk to us about your interests!

PreAward Services (PAS) – Fairchild Hall 002 and 103 (as of late Fall 2017). PAS staff work with proposal budgets, subawards, and contracts. This office is run by Associate Vice President for Research Paul Lowe, who is the signature authority for K-State on all grant and contract submissions. Most proposals must be submitted through PAS. Contact them when you are starting a proposal.

University Research Compliance Office (URCO) – Fairchild Hall 203 (mezzanine level). URCO, run by Associate Vice President for Research Compliance Cheryl Doerr, is in charge of all required compliance programs maintained by the university. Areas include animal care and use, biohazards, export controls, human subjects, infectious agents, and responsible conduct of research. URCO tracks required training and coordinates proposal review for university compliance committees. Contact URCO with compliance questions.

Watch for announcements and opportunities from OVPR units and check out the resources on our website. Let’s push K-State closer to our 2025 research goals!

— Beth Montelone, senior associate vice president for research