In an era of ever stricter and more limited budgetary times in higher education, external grants play an increasingly important role in bringing in new sources of funds to supplement UCO's educational mission, to attract, retain and develop faculty, improve faculty relations, purchase equipment and fund valuable research, creative and scholarly activities.
The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) oversees all aspects of the pre-award grant process to federal, state, and local agencies, with the exception of agencies that require a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to apply.
As part of promoting transformational learning, the ORSP assists faculty and staff through the process of identifying, developing, and submitting a grant proposal. Our services include:
FIND YOUR OPPORTUNITY: As part of its mission, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs acts as an outspoken advocate for all UCO research, creative, and scholarly activities by creating a welcoming environment, supporting faculty initiatives and by facilitating the integration of research, creative, and scholarly activities into teaching tools. The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs serves as a liaison among faculty, staff, students, other universities, business, industry and funding agencies by assisting with external grant and collaborative opportunities.
A copy of ORSP Opportunities Booklet is available in NUC 341. You can also contact the ORSP at firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be delivered to you.
In Fiscal Year 2016-2017, UCO received $13,095,477 from external funding agencies.
PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017-2018 External Grant Winners
PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2016-2017 External Grant Winners
PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015-2016 External Grant Winners
PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014-2015 External Grant Winners
PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2013-2014 External Grant Winners
Wei Chen — Wei Chen, Ph.D., was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled "Immunologically Modified Carbon Nanotubes for Cancer Treatment." This is his seventh patent and the first one filed through UCO. Chen is assistant dean of the College of Mathematics and Science and professor of Engineering and Physics.
Jicheng Fu — Jicheng Fu, Ph.D., associate professor of Computer Science, was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled "Intelligent Apparatus for Providing Personalized Configuration of Wheelchair Tilt and Recline." This is his first patent filed through UCO
Morshed Khandaker - Morshed Khandaker, Ph.D., associate professor of Engineering & Physics, was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled, “Method and Apparatus for Controlled Alignment and Deposition of Branched Electrospun Fiber.” This is his first patent filed through UCO. Mr. Paul Snow, former student in Engineering & Physics and graduate of UCO, was named as a co-inventor.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs extends a resounding congratulations to Dr. Wei Chen, Dean of the College of Mathematics and Science, with his newly funded project. The project is funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for a five-year total of $1,374,355. More information can be found here.
US Depart of Education Renews UCO Upward Bound Program Funding. Congratulations to Mr. Barry Lofton, Executive Director of Admissions, Student Affairs, for Department of Education funding for the Upward Bound Program.
US Depart of Education Awards Grant for UCO CARES Program. Congratulations to Victoria Arnold, Program Director for Student Support Services in the Academic Advisement Center on her $1.18 million Federal TRIO Program Educational Opportunity Centers grant.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to extend congratulations to Dr. Myron Pope, Vice President of Student Affairs; Barry Lofton, Executive Director of Admissions in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; and Rosario Riley, Program Manager for Upward Bound – Math/Science in Student Affairs.
US Department of Education Awards $1.2 Million “Talent Search” Grant to UCO.
Congratulations to Victoria Arnold, Program Director for Student Support Services in the Academic Advisement Center.
UCO Unmatched in the Nation Following Sixth Student Support Services Grant
US Department Of Education Awards $7.7 Million Grant to UCO. The grant is set to fund UCO’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) program. Jeff King, Ed.D., is the grant’s lead researcher and Executive Director of Central’s Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning.
Newly awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Principal Investigator Evan Lemely, director of the UCO Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC).
New supercomputer will power education and research across Oklahoma
US Department of Education Awards $5 Million 'GEAR UP' Grant to UCO. The grant will serve 899 low-income students from high-poverty, low-performing urban middle and high schools in four school districts in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Please help us in congratulating Principal Investigator Myron Pope, and Co-Principal Investigator Barry Lofton, as we wish them continued success.