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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. 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.


Working with OSPR

OSPR:

  • 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!

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Biomedical & STEM Research

Biomedical & STEM Research photo by Jon Gilbert Fox

NH-INBRE
The New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence

COBRE
Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence

NH EPSCoR
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

External Funding

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


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


Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research takes many forms and can look different from discipline to discipline.Though they look different, what they all have in common is the spirit of discovery, innovation, and creativity - the production of one's own original scholarship. More about Undergraduate Research


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

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research
Susan Ericson-West
Grant and Contract Administrator
603-358-2046

Staff