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Office of Sponsored Projects & Research

Putnam Science Center

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research at Keene State College!

The mission of OSPR is to assist our campus constituents as they distinguish themselves through their scholarly efforts, and to contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the campus and community.

Working with OSPR


  • Believes teacher-scholars really do matter
  • Supports the research culture of the campus through professional development opportunities
  • Invests in faculty scholarly work through internal grant programs
  • Assists faculty developing external grant proposals through consultative services and technical support
  • Assists grant recipients in managing their awards through non-financial post-award services, and partners with the grant accountant in the Business Office to ensure appropriate administration of funds
  • 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!

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External Funding

Biomedical & STEM Research

Biomedical & STEM Research photo by Jon Gilbert Fox

The New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence

Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Feed your passion! External grants support our College mission by providing resources you as a faculty member need to pursue the interesting questions and problems that led you to a life in the academe—all while introducing your students to the power of scholarly work in pursuit of a better society.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has long encouraged providing more faculty-mentored research opportunities to students because of the deep learning that occurs in that context. Research and creative endeavors are powerful components of a liberal arts education.

Recent results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) indicate that, by the time they are seniors, Keene State students are significantly more likely to have worked with a faculty member on a research project than their peers at similar institutions.

Faculty Internal Funding

On behalf of the College, OSPR makes available the following internal grant opportunities to encourage scholarly work and professional development among the faculty. These are great opportunities to obtain seed funding to get your research or creative project launched. More about Faculty Internal Funding

Center for Creative Inqiury

If you are a student at Keene State College who may be interested in undergraduate research and creative endeavors, or you are a faculty member conducting research and invested in working with undergraduates, the Center for Creative Inquiry supports unique, rigorous, and transformative academic experiences that focus on the collaboration between students and faculty mentors. More about Center for Creative Inqiury

Research Compliance & Policies

Keene State College takes pride in the diverse array of research and scholarly activities undertaken by it faculty, staff, and students for the betterment of society. As an institution of higher education serving the public good, we are committed to carrying out research and scholarly activities with the utmost integrity and objectivity. The College has instituted a number of research policies and procedures designed to safeguard the well being of research participants, the safety of our personnel, and the trust placed in us by the public and external funding agencies. More about Research Compliance & Policies

Intellectual Asset Management

Keene State College personnel create a diverse body of intellectual property during the course of their affiliations with KSC—from inventions and technical innovations to literary, musical, and artistic works. Learn about the resources available to help you manage these intellectual assets More about Intellectual Asset Management

About OSPR

Meet our staff members, browse their areas of specialization, or review our annual reports here. More about About OSPR

Contact the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

Please visit our staff page for a directory of contacts for various sponsored projects and research functions.