The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Nicholls State University promotes and facilitates research and scholarly activities by assisting faculty and administrative staff in locating and securing external funding and moreover encourages the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in grant projects.


ORSP provides a central source of information on major governmental agencies, foundations and corporations that support research as well as pedagogical and creative activities. ORSP provides assistance with the conceptual development and planning of proposals. More specifically, the office assists in identifying potential extramural funding sources, developing proposal budgets and narratives, completing standardized application forms, assuring compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and negotiating grant awards and contracts. If you have questions about grants or the information on this Web site, please contact one of our staff members. Debi Benoit Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is very pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Louisiana Board of Regents Grant Awards results.

CONGRATULATIONS TODr. Jonathan Willis (Biological Sciences), and Dr. Luciana Soares (Music).

Dr. Willis was awarded $117,711 for his RCS project, “Quantifying the Contribution of a Dominant Understory Species (Sabal Minor) to Carbon Sequestration in Louisiana Bottomland Hardwood Forests.”

Dr. Soares was awarded $17,073 for her Targeted Enhancement project, “Piano Lab A/V Enhancements.”

New BoR RFPs are available at Regents Web site

BoR Disciplines Eligible for 2023-2024 and BoRSF RFP Release Memo FY24

 To view the 2023-24 Louisiana Board of Regents proposals submitted by Nicholls’ faculty and staff, click here: Board of Regents Submissions 2023-2024. (forthcoming)

Dr. Matthew Marlow, Assistant Professor in Physical Sciences, is the Institutional Coordinator for LaSPACE.  For assistance with LaSPACE proposals contact Dr. Marlow at ext. 4576.

Upcoming Events

Scholars Expeaux 2024– TBA.

Academic Summit 2024 – TBA.

Student Technology Fee Proposals for 2023-2024 are due by 2:00 P.M. on TBA.

The 2023-2024 Student Technology Fee Proposal process will be an all-electronic submission through the campus online forms system.
Instructions on how to complete and submit a Student Technology Fee Proposal are located at the following link under the Academic Computing section.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the 2023 Top Ten Grants Winner Awards, based on funding received in 2022. Pictured below are from left: Dr. John Lajaunie, Professor of Finance; Dr. John Doucet, Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology; Ms. Zerica Washington, Clinical Director of the Family Service Center; Dr. Jonathan Willis, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Ms. Katie Lasserre, Director of the Little Colonels Academy; Dr. Balaji Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Geomatics; Dr. Kimberly Reynolds, Department Head and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counselor Education; Dr. Allyse Ferrara; Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Darcey Wayment, Professor of Chemistry; and Ms. Gina Bergeron, Regional Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Supervisor for the Family Service Center.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Dr. Allyse Ferrara



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