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Division of Research and Graduate Studies


As a division of Academic Affairs, ORSP’s mission is to advance research and external support by providing leadership and professional assistance for faculty, students, and staff in pursuit of a wide range of educational goals.”

Identifying and Contacting Funding Sources

  • Accessing information on federal, state, and other public and private grant opportunities
  • Tailoring searches of federal and private foundation funding opportunities
  • Providing ongoing liaison with funding sources

Disseminating Information and Providing Training

  • Orienting faculty and campus leadership on critical policies and procedures
  • Conducting proposal writing seminars and formal instruction
  • Disseminating information on research activities

Preparing Proposals and Budgets

  • Developing proposals from conceptualization to submission
  • Preparing budgets to ensure accuracy and adequacy
  • Facilitating administrative reviews and required signatures
  • Coordinating key aspects of proposal submissions

Providing Direct Support for Faculty Research

  • Coordinating Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) Awards
  • Coordinating Claude Laval, Jr. Innovative Technology and Research Awards
  • Providing special financial assistance for key university projects
  • Providing expert intellectual property and patent services

Providing Student Research Support

  • Directing the Central California Research Symposium
  • Directing CSU Student Research Competition participation
  • Encouraging student participation in funded projects

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4910 N. Chestnut Avenue Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: (559) 278-0840
Fax: (559) 278-0992