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
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Dr. Rajesh Komati (Chemistry and Physical Sciences), Leah Peterson (Teacher Education), Dr. Aimee Hollander (Teacher Education) and Dr. En Mao (Business Administration and Computer Information Systems).
Dr. Komati was awarded $20,000 for his RCS project, “Development of Ligand-Free, Open-Air (II) Catalyzed C-N, C-O and C-S Bond Formation Reactions.”
Ms. Peterson was awarded $30,000 for her Targeted Enhancement project, “Continuous Improvement Efforts for the Bayou Region’s Future Teachers.”
Dr. Hollander was awarded $69,056 for her Multidisciplinary Enhancement project, “Modeling the Molecular World for Student Success in Biology and Chemistry through Applied Instruction.”
Dr. Mao was awarded $137,805 for her Targeted Enhancement project, “Creating a High-Impact Learning Environment for Teamwork and Collaboration.”
New BoR RFPs are available at Regents Web site
To view the 2020-21 Louisiana Board of Regents proposals submitted by Nicholls’ faculty and staff, click here: Board of Regents Submissions 2020-2021.
The Louisiana Board of Regents held an on-campus meeting on June 8, 2017 to discuss the restructuring of the Board of Regents Support Fund (BoRSF) that has significant implications for funding opportunities in future cycles. View the meeting here: 2017 Board of Regents meeting at Nicholls State University
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.
Scholars Expeaux 2022– TBA
Academic Summit 2022 – Eleventh Annual Academic Summit – TBA
Student Technology Fee Proposals for 2020-2021 are due by 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 2, 2020. Click Here, to view the Guide Sheet to Utilizing the Technology Fee and Explanation of Scoring for 20-21. Click here for a sample of the Routing Memo for Proposals.
NSF Grant Application Webinar
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- NSF Innovation Corps: Crafting A Successful 5-Page Proposal
- How to Produce a Winning NSF SBIR Phase I and Phase II Proposal
- Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) at NSF
- Data Management Plans for Successful NIH and NSF Grants
Available Upon Request
IEEE PCS Professional Engineering Communication Series
A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists
- Robert E. Berger, 2014
- This publication offers a unique perspective on how to build sentences, paragraphs, and longer pieces and apply them to common writing issues. The tools offered through this publication can be used to strengthen writing skills in regards to grant writing as well as any professional writing.
Available Upon Request
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the 2021 Top Ten Grants Winner Awards. Pictured below are from left: Ms. Gina Bergeron, Regional Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Supervisor for the Family Service Center; Ms. Debi Benoit, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs; Dr. Andy Simoncelli, Director of Distance Education and Associate Professor of Mass Communication; Dr. John Doucet, Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology and Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Quenton Fontenot, Head and Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Gary LaFleur, Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Solomon David, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. Not pictured are Dr. Balaji Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Applied Sciences; Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Management; Dr. Jonathan Willis, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Allyse Ferrara, Professor of Biological Sciences; and Dr. Shana Walton, Associate Professor of English, Modern Languages, and Cultural Studies. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!