Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research at Keene State College. In support of the College's strategic goals of investing in our faculty/staff and advancing and becoming recognized for academic excellence:
The mission of OSPR is to assist our faculty, staff, and students as they distinguish themselves through their scholarly efforts, and to contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the campus and community.
We accomplish this by assisting with the funding needs of faculty, staff, and students engaged in original research, creative endeavors, and other forms of scholarship.
- Funds faculty and student scholarly projects through internal grant programs
- Provides consultative services and technical support for faculty developing external grant proposals
- With our partners in the Business Office, assists with the administration of grant awards.
- Upholds the College's mission by attending to regulatory and compliance concerns through the development of policies and procedures relating to externally sponsored projects.
We strive to serve the campus community with exceptional expertise and customer service. Please let us know how we may assist you! Click here to learn more about our services.
Why Write Grants? A Message from the Provost
Keene State College is a predominantly undergraduate institution deeply committed to excellence in teaching and student learning. So as a faculty member, why write grants? Quite simply, because grants allow you to further your own scholarly inquiry or creative work, which in turn models the habits of mind we seek to develop in our students.
Although our students spend a great deal of their career at Keene State College learning about others' discoveries (through course work, lectures, textbooks, library resources and the like), some of the most powerful learning occurs when our students glimpse the process of innovation and creativity in real time by working closely with a faculty member engaged in the research or creative process. Even deeper learning occurs when our students move from being "consumers" of knowledge to producers of it by carrying out research or creative projects of their own design and choosing. This experience moves them along the path to life-long learning, and provides a much coveted skill set whether entering the world of work or going on to graduate school.
Grants support our College mission by providing the resources you as a faculty member need to pursue the interesting questions and problems that led you to a life in the academe, and to introduce your students to the scholarly process. Grants help feed your passion, and that makes KSC a more vibrant intellectual community for us all!
I invite you to further consider Why Teacher-Scholars Matter by visiting this publication by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Melinda Treadwell
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs