Research and Sponsored Programs
Chair Responsibilities toward Research and Sponsored Programs
Offices Supporting Research and Scholarship Pursuits
- The chair is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposals for external and internal funding to ensure that the project's activities and purpose are consistent with the mission of the University and the academic unit.
- The chair must ensure that facilities, departmental space, and other unit resources necessary to complete the proposed project are available to the project or provisions have been arranged within the unit to make such space or other institutional resources available in the event an award is made.
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) assists faculty members from all academic units in identifying, obtaining and managing the funding needed to support their research and scholarship pursuits.
Office of Sponsored Programs
- Funding Opportunities
The Office of the VPR offers multiple internal funding opportunities to assist faculty members with their research and scholarship pursuits. Internal ‘seed' funding, matching grant proposal funding, and travel awards to national funding agencies are only a few of the internal funding programs available to faculty. The Office of the VPR also maintains several external funding resources and other resources for locating federal, state, and private funding opportunities.
- Research Compliance
The Office of the VPR, in consultation with University compliance committees, offices and departments, monitors all research and scholarly activities to ensure that such activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines. University activities involving animals, human subjects, recombinant DNA, or radioactive materials may require approval prior to initiation of the activity.
- Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
The Office of the VPR will freely assist faculty in assessing and evaluating intellectual property that results from research activities. Whenever you find yourself questioning whether an invention is patentable or not, it is best to treat the invention as potentially patentable and to contact the VPR for an authoritative determination.
Contact the Office of the VPR for assistance with these and other services.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports Baylor University faculty in the acquisition, performance and administration of sponsored projects. The OSP is the central point of coordination for sponsored projects and the University's representative for grants, contracts and other agreements from government agencies and private industry.