»Welcome to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Please note that ORSPA will be closed for the University's winter break beginning on Tuesday, December 23. The office will reopen on Monday, January 5.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration (ORSPA) is a unit within the Chancellor's Office. It exists to provide services that support members of the Chapman University academic community who seek outside funding for research, programmatic or creative activities. The office helps faculty by disseminating information concerning appropriate funding opportunities, offering guidance on the development and submission of proposals and in the negotiation and award of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.

In addition, we provide assistance in dealing with various administrative issues arising from extramurally funded research. ORSPA serves as the official liaison between the university and outside sponsors in order to ensure accountability and adherence to the standards of external funding entities, and to comply with federal and state guidelines and university fiscal policies. It is the central administrative office responsible for submitting proposals and coordinating the acceptance of awards on behalf of the university.

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3rd Annual Research Recognition

On May 1st, 2014, Chapman and ORSPA honored new members of the "million dollar club" and several other faculty for their distinguished research and creative activities. For more, see the full Happenings article

OUR and ORSPA hosted NSF Panel

On March 5, 2014, the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration co-hosted a panel on "How to obtain and sustain funding from the NSF". To learn about more training and workshops like this, please contact orspa@chapman.edu.